Huge Ann Arbor Estate Sale
Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9-4 and Sunday, Dec. 2 from 10-3
2205 Melrose Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
This is the estate of auto executive Cruse Moss and includes the extensive wardrobe of his wife Virginia Patton Moss, a Hollywood actress best known for her role in "It's a Wonderful Life." The large home is packed with incredible, beautiful items. Included in the sale are: thousands of books, antiquities brought back from all over the world, a 1928 Model M Steinway baby grand, several sculptures and display cases, 18th century Persian(?) armor, 6 foot brass horn, a lock collection with 19 antique locks, fireplace fan, ceramic bird cage, many pieces of art and prints, large quantity of general household and serving items, Asian style furniture, pottery and dish-ware, antique scrolls and documents, several dressers, kidney shaped desk, sewing accessories and material, a large postcard collection, Chinese and Japanese decorator items, large wall mount map cabinet, mid-century bar cart, lamps, pine country style upright cabinet, numerous bird prints, hundreds of pieces of bar-ware and glass-ware, 2 pine commodes, large modular desk, refrigerator/freezer, upright chest freezer, washer and dryer, loads of office supplies, file cabinets, hand tools, decanters, patio furniture, Christmas items, wheelchair, slide projectors, round glass dining room table with 8 chairs, U of M items, electronics, Asian style sectional couch and coffee table, large glass top dining room table, large brass Middle Eastern tray, taxidermy, linens, etc...Virginia Patton Moss' wardrobe is equally impressive, including designer items and haute couture from the 1950s to the present. Clothing of all kinds from full length mink coats to dozens of Ferragamo shoes and boots (sizes 9 1/2 to 10), designer purses (Gucci, Burberry, Nina Ricci, etc...) and designer scarves (Hermes, Christan Dior, etc...). Also clothing by in house designers from I Magnin, B. Altman, Lord and Taylor, Saks Fifth Ave. Other designers represented in the wardrobe include: Burberry, St. Johns, Emilio Pucci, Ferragamo, etc.... There are numerous signature pieces from 1940s, 50s and 60s American, Italian and Parisian designers. As with the antiquities, her wardrobe includes magnificent pieces from the middle and far east, kimonos, kaftans, etc... There are literally hundreds of scarves, dozens of high quality cashmere sweaters, classic wool skirts, silk blouses, business suits, women's coats and jackets. Sizes span from small to large in this extensive wardrobe. Cruse Moss' wardrobe is also included in the sale with high quality designer suits, shoes, ties and sweaters (size 10 shoes, clothes mostly size L). Outdoor items also include a chimenia, cast iron wagon from a smeltery, lawn and garden tools and a cast iron chair. Everything goes!
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