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Historic Denver Liquidation Of The Milo A. Smith House Part Three: Furniture, Sterling Silver, Rosewoood Square Grand Piano & Fine Art

Moving & Estate Sales, Online Auction

Sale closed on
Sunday, January 16th 2022 at 8:00 PM MDT

Buyer's Premium: 15%

298 Items

Auction Manager:
Jossie Martinez | (970) 821-5035 | jossie@fairlightestatesales.com

5.00 / 5 (4 Reviews)

Special Instructions:
• Winning Bidders must bring help if required for large/ heavy items & proper packaging materials if needed for pickup.
• Packing, Moving & Transporting of your items will NOT BE PROVIDED upon pickup.

Please contact auction representative if you would like to make an appointment to see an item in this historic collection.

All sales are final. All items are SOLD AS IS. Bidders are strongly encouraged all to ask any questions prior to bidding. Please refer to photos as part of description. All items are sold as-is, where-is. While Fairlight Estate Sales will do its best to list any damage, repairs or restorations, the absence of these descriptions or conditions must not be taken to imply that the lot is in perfect condition. Most of the items Fairlight Estate Sales sells are antique, vintage or used. You should expect signs of wear consistent with age. All sales are final. No returns, credits or exchanges.

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"This is the largest treasure trove of Denver history to come to the market in years. Five generations have kept this collection intact making it a one-of-a kind opportunity to take a part of Denver’s early days and offer it to those who have an appreciation for Colorado’s colorful past. Don’t miss this one.” -
John Sollo, Internationally known Antiques Dealer, Appraiser, & Author

FAIRLIGHT ESTATE SALES IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE HISTORIC CONTENTS OF THE MILO A. SMITH HOUSE, AN HISTORIC DENVER LANDMARK BUILT IN 1890, AND RECOGNIZED HOME ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES. OCCUPIED FOR OVER 130 YEARS BY THE SAME FAMILY, AND BELIEVED TO BE THE OLDEST CONTINUOUSLY FAMILY-OCCUPIED HOME IN DENVER, THERE ARE MANY GENERATIONS OF TREASURES WONDERFULLY PRESERVED WITHIN THE WALLS OF THIS ESTATE. SOME OF THE MANY ITEMS THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME VIA ONLINE AUCTION INCLUDE: FURNITURE FROM THE 1700S THROUGH THE 1900S, RARE ANTIQUES INCLUDING ART, PAINTINGS, AND JEWELRY, ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE, FINELY PRESERVED CLOTHING SPECIMENS, PERSIAN RUGS, STEINWAY GRAND PIANO, AND A WONDERFUL LIBRARY OF ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS.
Many of the items presented here have been handed down for generations, and we are proud to help steward these cherished items from the estate of Nancy Joyce Woodward, great granddaughter of Milo A. Smith. This auction is taking place in many parts, with part one beginning this week!

The home was built by Milo A. Smith, a Civil War veteran who moved to Denver from Detroit in 1880, and became a highly regarded and important figure in the construction of modern Denver as we know it. As a prolific real estate developer and entrepreneur, Smith played an integral role in community planning for many historic neighborhoods including the Arlington Heights addition (at Broadway and Cherry Creek), modern day Hilltop, and the Bellevue Addition (where this historic home is located). As president of the East Colfax Avenue Railway Company, Smith was lauded by Hubert Howe Bancroft in 1892 for his contributions as, “Few in Denver have done more to make it what it is than Milo A. Smith, who came here in 1880 bringing with him integrity, ability, energy, and some money.” Some of his other notable business ventures included: the East Denver Water Works, The Sand Creek Water project, the Colorado Ice and Storage Co., the High Line Reservoir Co., Kebler Stove Works, the Colorado Shredded Wheat Company, Cleveland Place Leasing Company, as well as extensive livestock, mining, and land holdings in multiple states.

With much of its original interior intact, being in this historic home is like truly stepping back in time to an immaculately preserved Victorian parlor, with the home itself serving as an exemplary architectural example of Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and Craftsman construction. The Butler’s Pantry is stacked floor to ceiling with antique china, silver, serving pieces, handmade linens and so much more. With over 5000 square feet in the main home and multiple outbuildings, there are an incalculable number of treasures we will be unearthing for this historic auction which will be listed in multiple parts throughout the next few months.

It has taken over twelve months to catalogue the contents of this home, and it was personally overseen by John Sollo--an internationally known antiques dealer, appraiser, and author.

 
WHERE TO PICK UP
Milo A. Smith House  1360 Birch Street
Denver Colorado 80220

Saturday, 1/22, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
 

ITEMS IN THIS AUCTION

  • WINNING BID: $2,650.00
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    Outstanding Antique Rosewood Square Grand Piano By Chickering Boston
    Lot #: 1
  • WINNING BID: $565.00
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    Antique 1820-1830s Rosewood Fainting Couch With Multi Colored Jacquard Fabric
    Lot #: 2
  • WINNING BID: $4,900.00
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    Antique Oil Painting Woman In Red Dress Holding Book No Signature Ornate Gilt Frame
    Lot #: 3
  • WINNING BID: $1,800.00
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    Antique Simeon Jocelyn (1746-1823) New Haven CT Circa 1780 Mahogany Cased Shelf Clock W Silvered Brass Dial
    Lot #: 4
  • WINNING BID: $1,851.00
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    Antique Victor Victrola Model VV-xVIII Phonograph & Records Original Finish With 4 Doors
    Lot #: 5
  • WINNING BID: $2,050.00
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    Fabulous J&JG Stickley Ca.1910 Arts & Crafts Oak Hall Seat
    Lot #: 6
  • WINNING BID: $1,401.00
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    Fabulous 1890's Antique Swiss Made Music Box In Oak Cabinet Made By Jacot Plays 8 Tunes
    Lot #: 7
  • WINNING BID: $5,100.00
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    Antique Religious Oil Panting Woman Gazing Towards Heaven Old Master Style Unsigned Very Ornate Gilt Frame
    Lot #: 8
  • WINNING BID: $86.00
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    Antique Arched Back Occasional Chair Fabric Needs Mended
    Lot #: 9
  • WINNING BID: $205.00
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    Antique Rosewood Sheet Music Storage Cart/Holder
    Lot #: 10
  • WINNING BID: $196.00
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    Victorian Era Settee With Wood Trim Tufted Back Red Velvet Fabric
    Lot #: 11
  • WINNING BID: $39.00
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    Antique 22" German Bisque Porcelain Doll In Peach Silk Dress Under Protective Acrylic Box Dress Has Tears
    Lot #: 12
  • WINNING BID: $77.00
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    Beautiful Antique Blue Hobnail Vase With Ruffled Edge On Ornate Brass Base
    Lot #: 13
  • WINNING BID: $420.00
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    Ornately Carved Wood Antique Victorian Library Table With Pink Marble Top On Casters
    Lot #: 14
  • WINNING BID: $48.00
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    Beautiful Antique Purple Footed Bowl With Gold Band Bas Relief Accent Some Scratches And Minor Chip
    Lot #: 15
  • WINNING BID: $285.00
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    Antique Wicker Lamp
    Lot #: 16
  • WINNING BID: $93.00
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    Antique Persian Balouch Prayer Rug
    Lot #: 17
  • WINNING BID: $379.00
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    Antique Ca. 1920 Persian Hamadan Rug
    Lot #: 18
  • WINNING BID: $200.00
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    Vintage Red Velvet Tub Chair With Wood Accent
    Lot #: 19
  • WINNING BID: $115.00
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    Antique Alligator Skin Satchel Doctors Bag
    Lot #: 20