Historic Nightingale Inn B&B
Estate Sale Aug 18 & 19 2012
Offering the Entire Contents of This Famous Residence
Consignworks, Inc. is pleased to announce the estate sale of the famous Nightingale Inn of Wenham, MA on the North Shore. Fine furniture, art, rugs, silver, tapestries and all furnishings will be sold to the public before the inn converts to a private residence.
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 residence, which is complete with horse barns, fountains, pools and gazebos, and abuts Audubon land. 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, a hand-painted Zuber wall covering depicting the complete 1849 El Dorado scene. Magnificent, well-appointed rooms and grounds make this an exceptional estate.
The sale features the contents of the main residence and other buildings filled with fine furniture in Chippendale and English styles, including a Chippendale style dining room, settees and fainting couches, parlor chairs, a variety of tables, chests, and accent pieces. There are leather chairs and recliners, desks, lamps, several bedroom sets with canopy beds, Shaker style items, classic mahogany pieces, a king sleigh bed, cast iron bed, c1920s antiques, and more. There are dozens of beautiful area rugs and runners, many LCD TVs, dozens of fine prints, lithographs, paintings, pedestals, tapestries, Egyptian artwork and other items from around the world.
Also for sale are porcelain figurines and chargers, a complete Wallace sterling silver service in the Grand Baroque pattern, dozens of other sterling serving pieces, demitasse sets, tea sets, serving bowls, a Murano glass bird collection, large sets of fine bone china, the entire contents of the kitchen and pantries, décor accents, and window treatments. There are outdoor patio sets, as well as the contents of the basement and barn that house lawn and garden equipment, tools, cast iron bathtubs and sinks and other architecture items, and hundreds upon hundreds of other great finds from 10 years of restoration and accommodation.
The sale will be held on August 18th and 19th from 9AM to 3PM daily at 356 Grapevine Road in Wenham, MA. All items must be sold that weekend. All credit cards will be accepted. Pictures and sale information are available at http://www.consignworks.com.
Consignworks is New England’s largest estate sale company, providing professional services to private clients, businesses, and non-profits that are downsizing or liquidating estates, and selling personal property. In addition to 60-80 residences per year, Consignworks has assisted the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Spookyworld, Dreamworks, and other movie studios. Consignworks is on the web at http://www.consignworks.com or by telephone at (781) 591-3003.