Hollywood star Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are selling some of their antique furniture, artwork and accessories online.
Amongst the items on sale from June 27th are an antique Biedermeier mahogany dresser for $3,755 (£2,830) and an antique Louis XIV- style silk armchairs for sale at $4,785 (£3,605).
A hand-painted Italian desk was originally in the couple’s bedroom and personalised stationery was kept in its drawers. Small drawers in the desk stored seals, lens and stamps. Rita Wilson is a great lover of stationery and buys stationery items whenever she travels.
A large circular Rose Tarlow Melrose House dining table was one furniture item that Rita found difficult to part with. Many Hollywood celebrities sat around the table at dinner parties held by the couple. Wilson said:
“I can recall such good laughs and such happy memories of birthdays, dinner parties, and, most importantly, family dinners. I think good pieces hold a certain energy. I hope someone will have joyous moments around this table.”
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are downsizing. In 2017, they sold off two of their Los Angeles homes for $18 million (£13.5m), but still own five other homes in Los Angeles, and a home in the Rocky Mountains.
Many people like antiques associated with celebrities. If you are more concerned by the style and quality of antique furniture, you will find fine antiques desks and antique dining tables in Lancashire antique shops without having to pay the extra prices for furniture once owned by celebrities.
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