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08 June 2020, 11:04 AM
Steve Miller
Hoarder House
quote:
Originally posted by pianojuggler:
Is that the Lane table with the blocky block at the top of each leg that sticks out about a quarter inch beyond the skirt along the edge of the top, then the top is a bit smaller than the legs and skirt?


Yes. There are two of them. One of the appraisers told me the name of the series but I don't remember it.

You would not believe how much that TV weighed. When I took it to the recycling place they unloaded it with a forklift.


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08 June 2020, 11:21 AM
kluurs
My sister was a hoarder. My brother helped her clear out some stuff and move to a new house, but when she passed on, we had only a short time to divest the house of the stuff. My brother was able to do it in a couple of weeks. Sadly, when things are being cleared out that quickly, you never know if you've thrown away something truly valuable. Neighbors got some nice things at no cost.

My Father-in-Law has been great about clearing out his house - as he is 92. It freaks my wife out how much he's gotten rid of, but it is better than waiting too long.
08 June 2020, 11:27 AM
pianojuggler
I think it's Lane Rhythm. I looked up the name when I put them on craigslist.

A pair or the same end tables sold three years ago for $250. I think I got $100 for mine since they were kinda scuffed, chipped and had a few aforementioned cigarette burns... that was a previous era, eh? At least solid walnut doesn't burn much.


My mother once bought a Curtis-Mathes 35" tube TV from a neighbor. My friend and I brought it into her house. We had to lift it over a washer and dryer to get it in through the only ground-floor door. That thing weighed a ton.


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08 June 2020, 11:57 AM
Steve Miller
The furniture should be the easy part. The "collectibles" are going to take some time to identify and deal with.

Can you tell me anything about these pieces?











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08 June 2020, 12:25 PM
ShiroKuro
Hmmm, dolls in the first pic are Japanese in presentation, leaving aside whether they were actually made in Japan or not. I'm curious about the stickers on the bases of each doll, can you get a close up of those?

In the 3rd there's a tetsubin (iron tea) in the background, that's probably Japanese... You can buy them new, I don't know anything about them in order to say whether that one would be worth anything.

I think the value of the other items (vases etc) will hinge on what they have stamped on the bottom? Well, and whether similar ones are on eBay for a dollar or a hundred dollars...

Sorry I can't be more helpful!


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08 June 2020, 11:45 PM
piqué
quote:
Originally posted by Steve Miller:
As soon as we had enough stuff out of the way I had the carpet removed in the family room and the hall to help get rid of the smell. It helped, but I think this house is going to have to be treated like one where there has been in a fire. Every surface in the house is going to have to be washed down and sealed before painting, and that includes the wooden floors.

Here's what we found under the family room carpet - likely original to the house. The tiles look like wood but probably aren't. It's a shame they ruined the tiles when the carpet was installed - I think they're pretty cool:



There is a built in planter on top of the shelves one the right in the picture. It's lined in copper - very cool. The paintings are by a guy named Anton Gutknecht and appear to have some value. There are also several paintings by a Julian Ritter (clowns, unfortunately - his nudes sell for quite a bit more), and a bunch more we have not gotten to yet.


I love those floors. Can't they be sanded and resealedL


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08 June 2020, 11:45 PM
piqué
quote:
Originally posted by Steve Miller:
As soon as we had enough stuff out of the way I had the carpet removed in the family room and the hall to help get rid of the smell. It helped, but I think this house is going to have to be treated like one where there has been in a fire. Every surface in the house is going to have to be washed down and sealed before painting, and that includes the wooden floors.

Here's what we found under the family room carpet - likely original to the house. The tiles look like wood but probably aren't. It's a shame they ruined the tiles when the carpet was installed - I think they're pretty cool:



There is a built in planter on top of the shelves one the right in the picture. It's lined in copper - very cool. The paintings are by a guy named Anton Gutknecht and appear to have some value. There are also several paintings by a Julian Ritter (clowns, unfortunately - his nudes sell for quite a bit more), and a bunch more we have not gotten to yet.


I love those floors. Can't they be sanded and resealed?


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08 June 2020, 11:56 PM
jodi
They look like tile to me. We had them in our late 50’s house in Idaho. And we had a planter thing like that one too.


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09 June 2020, 12:05 AM
piqué
Steve, is this a new profession for you? Or are you related to the deceased?

I love the furniture.


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09 June 2020, 10:36 AM
Steve Miller
Related to the deceased.


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09 June 2020, 03:37 PM
Steve Miller
quote:
Originally posted by piqué:I love those floors. Can't they be sanded and resealed?


I don't think the tiles are actually wood and don't want to have them tested. Best to cover them up, which is what is generally recommended.


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09 June 2020, 06:19 PM
ShiroKuro
Steve, my condolences, I'm sure that makes it harder to take care of all of contents of the house.


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09 June 2020, 09:55 PM
Steve Miller
Thank you. You’re very kind. Please don’t spend much time on it.

Suffice to say it’s better this way.


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09 June 2020, 10:47 PM
BeeLady
quote:
Originally posted by pianojuggler:
You said there wasn't much furniture.

I cannot find the words to express how much I want this table:


It screams Lane to me...


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11 June 2020, 01:21 PM
Steve Miller
I think this vase is really cool. Anyone know what this type of glassware is called?



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