The Nightingale Inn, nestled in scenic Cape Ann in Wenham was built in 1910 by Arthur D. Little, the famous entrepreneur who discovered acetate, and went on to build a multi-national corporation. Later, John and Augusta Nightingale owned this historic 8,000 sq foot + residence, complete with horse barns, fountains, pools and gazebos abutting Audubon land and expanded it to its current state. Augusta is a direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson. President and Nancy Reagan once stayed at this residence, as well as astronauts and other celebrities. The home features grand reception halls, staircases, hand-painted Zuber wall covering depicting the complete 1849 El Dorado scene. Magnificent, well-appointed rooms and grounds make this an exceptional event.
Consignworks is pleased to offer the complete contents of this estate. Furniture, décor, accent pieces, lawn, garden—everything will be sold on the weekend of AUG 18TH. This is certainly a truly special event, not only to acquire beautiful pieces of furniture, rugs, art, sterling and more, but to treasure one of the North’s Shore’s gems before it transitions to a private residence. Come enjoy the spectacular setting and have fun with a little shopping! All major credit cards and cash are accepted. A police detail will guide you to proper parking areas. Do not miss, see you there!
There will be several selling areas in addition to the main home. The estate features rooms and rooms and buildings with dozens of fine furniture items, most in Chippendale and English styles, including a Chippendale style dining room, settees and fainting couch, many parlor chairs throughout the estate, end tables, foyer tables, demi-lune tables, chests, and accent pieces. Leather chairs, recliners, desks, lamps, glass top tables. Several bedroom sets including canopy beds, a bedroom set in cherry Shaker styling, and classic mahogany styles, a king sleigh bed, cast iron bed, 1920s vanity, and other bedroom furniture. There are dozens of beautiful area rugs and runners. At least 5 32” LCD TVs, dozens of fine prints, lithos, Kincaid paintings, pedestals. Beautiful tapestries adorn the foyer, Egyptian artwork and other items from around the world.
Porcelain figurines and chargers, a complete Wallace sterling silver service in the Grand Baroque pattern service for 12 with 8 pieces each. Dozens of other sterling pieces including candelabra, compotes, bowls serving pieces. Demitasse sets, tea sets, serving bowls and more. A nice Murano glass bird collection, Hutschenruther dessert and service sets. The entire contents of the kitchen and pantries, with fine china, Blue Onion china set, and so much beautiful glassware, pots, pans and other items fit for this grand estate. Décor accents abound, and the window treatments are also for sale.
A very large event tent! Dozens of pool and outdoor chairs, patio furniture – 10 black iron tables with 4 chairs each, sunroom items, tables, grill. Treadmill, book collection, DVD collection, andirons, fridges, LG Stackable W&D, lockboxes, linens upon linens as well.
The basement is chock full of extra items including more rugs, furniture including a mid Century Danish BR set, umbrella stands, marble sinks, Poulon Peg riding mower, lanterns, household items, tools and more. Two snowblowers, cast iron bathtubs, sinks, architecture items and just hundreds upon hundreds of other great finds. This is truly a once in a life time event, see you there!
Link to sale at http://www.consignworks.com
Consignworks is New England's premiere Estate Sale Company. From antiques and collectables to contemporary furniture, we have the knowledge, staff and expertise to professionally manage your estate sale. And we are more than just an estate sale company, with an 11,000 sq foot retail gallery that features fine period antiques, art, pottery, glass and collectables. Consignworks is BBB A+ certified, fully insured, and bonded. Come visit our next sale and see why we are #1 in sales and service!