(the house is for sale as well, ask for details)
Walter & Naiad Einsel were both artists / illustrators and long time residents of Westport,CT
Walter Einsel (1926-1998) studied at Parsons The New School for Design, in New York, before taking on assignments from The New York Times. He eventually became art director for NBC, meeting his wife after applying for the same position with CBS. A large portion of his output, which has now become his legacy, were gifts created for his wife, Naiad Einsel. The couple shared a business as independent artists throughout the majority of his life. Together, they were the first married artists to create stamp designs for the U.S. Postal Service. They were hired together, to create an exhibition for the AT&T Age of Information Centre, producing fifty-five figures, with intricate details and moving parts. These were shown at Disney World's EPCOT Center in Florida. In recent years before Walter Einsels death.
Naiad Einsel (1927-2016) her love of art began in her father's grocery store, where she drew on the brown package wrapping paper. After attending the High School of Music and Art in New York City, she graduated from Pratt Institute. Walter & Naiad were married in 1953. Their similar styles of work enabled them to work collaboratively in their Victorian farmhouse on book and magazine illustrations, posters, advertisements, package designs and collage boxes. They also made inventive collage cards for each other, and collections of their Valentines were featured many times over the years in local galleries and newspapers. Naiad's illustrations appeared in Redbook, Collier's, Look, Good Housekeeping, The Ladies' Home Journal, Woman's Day, Family Circle, Cosmopolitan, The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, and Smithsonian Magazine, and in books from Doubleday, Macmillan, Random House, Harcourt Brace & Jovanovich, Clarkson Potter, and Workman Press. She also designed record album covers, movie posters and TV commercials; her clients included M&M, Xerox, Proctor & Gamble, and Chase Manhattan. .
From the time Naiad and Walter moved to Westport from New York City in 1965, they were active participants and supporters of the town's vibrant arts community. Naiad also had a keen interest in preserving and celebrating the town's history. She designed and directed the production of the award-winning Westport Bicentennial Quilt, sewn with the assistance of 33 women, which has been on display in Westport's Town Hall since 1976. In 1996, Naiad and Walter assisted with the design of the seven-sided barn that stands outside the Historical Society. And in 2005, the Einsels received a Preservation Award for their home; in 2007, their home and property was designated a Local Historic District. Naiad was granted a Westport Arts Awards Lifetime Achievement Award for Art in 2011.
both artists were inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame.
if you google either one of their names you could spend HOURS looking and reading about all their incredible work they were truly amazing people
We will be selling the ENTIRE contents their home and design studios, the barn, outbuildings the attic, basement, crawlspaces, cabinets, drawers are
PACKED TO THE BRIM ! ! !
with amazing antiques and folk art, paintings, prints, kinetic sculptures, advertising items, sterling silver, carpets, crystal, china, country store and victorian items as well as fabulous garden furniture.
WE WILL BE SELLING ART AND SCULPTURE FROM MR. AND MRS. EINSEL
THERE ARE 1000's OF ITEMS IN THIS HOUSE
THIS IS A FANTASTIC ESTATE SALE !
DO NOT MISS THIS ONE !
Friday, Nov.11th - 4:00pm - 9:00pm
THERE WILL BE EARLY BUYING ON
FRIDAY EVENING there will be a $50 per person fee for early buying - a portion of the early buying fee will be donated to the Westport Historical Society in the name of
Mr. & Mrs. Einsel
Wine, Cheese & Crackers, Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
Saturday, Nov.12th - 9:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, Nov.13th - 9:30am - 5:00pm
Morningside Drive South in Westport,CT
LOOK FOR YELLOW AND RED SIGNS
PLEASE PARK CAREFULLY (as directed)
PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK DRIVEWAYS
THIS IS A VERY PARTIAL LISTING
Furniture / Antiques
HUGE SELECTION of Antiques and Furniture - Incredible HUGE Victorian Apothecary Cabinet (from Chemist Shop in England) - STUNNING ! - Antique Country Store Display Counter - c.1890 Antique "High-S Roll Top Desk - Gorgeous Golden Oak File Cabinet / Barrister Combination (BEST I've seen) - Four AMAZING Antique Stained Glass Windows - Antique Huntzinger Style "Stick and Ball" Caned Recamier in Old Green Paint - Pair Abercrombie & Fitch Folding Wicker "Fishing Chairs" - LOADS OF FABULOUS French Antique Cast & Wrought Iron Garden Furniture (30+ Pieces) Some VERY Ornate - Beautiful Wrought Iron / Brass Bed - Beautiful Antique Wicker Chairs & Tables (1920's) - Great 24 Drawer Apothecary Chest (out in the barn) - c.1870 "Cornish Company" Victorian Pump Organ - Oak HOOSIER Cabinet (all original) - Cute Size Victorian Walnut Camel Back Sofa c.1880 - Several Fantastic Antique Oak Artist Flat Files (various sizes) Several Antique Walnut Marble Top Wash Stands - Antique Golden Oak Kitchen Table w/Leaves c.1910 - Large Walnut Dining Table w/Leaves - Beautiful Antique English "Davenport" Desk by R.L. Davies LONDON - Fabulous Size ! - Several Antique Drafting Tables w/GREAT Ornate Cast Iron Bases - Eight Elegant Antique Bentwood Chairs - FABULOUS Thonet Bentwood Rocker - c.1890 Tiger Oak Ladies Victorian Drop Front Desk - Cute Antique Marble Top Bistro Table w/Four Wire "Ice Cream Parlor" Chairs - Large Vintage Two Tier Bird Bath - Antique French Iron Wash Stand w/Pitcher And Bowl - Several Antique Multi-Drawer Cabinets - Antique Victorian Wicker Rockers - Huge Floor Model Time Clock c.1880 "International Time Recorder" - Fantastic (but VERY as-is) Victorian Eastlake Slate Top Pool Table in need of FULL restoration) as well as Sofas, Desks, Beds, Mattresses, Bookcases, Cabinets, Stands, Side Tables, End Tables, Benches, Curio Cabinets, Sofa Tables, Corner Desks, Corner Cabinets, Vanities, plus office furniture - AND MUCH MUCH MORE FURNITURE ! - (check web site every day for new photos up until night before sale)
Original Kinetic Sculptures / Weathervanes / Statuary
PLEASE SEE PHOTOS (pictures speak a thousand words) Amazing Figural / Animated Kinetic Sculptures, Amazing Whirlygigs and Weathervanes and other INCREDIBLE Statuary and Artwork by Mr & Mrs. Einsel - 100's of pieces of illustration art (ALL ORIGINAL from various clients they created for over the years) - Including books they both published - SUPER INTERESTING TO SEE AND MUCH MUCH MORE ! - (check web site every day for new photos up until night before sale)
Special Interest / Advertising / Country Store
HUGE Antique Trade Signs "DRUGS" and "CHEMIST" - INCREDIBLE c.1900 "Hub" Cast Iron Kitchen Stove (plus 4 other antique stoves) - Vintage "Optometrist" Trade Sign - Fantastic Figural "Pocketwatch" 19th Trade Sign - "White Label 5 Cent Cigar Hanging Tin Sign" - AMAZING "Shaw's 10 cent Cigar Countertop Cigar Cutter - EDISON Standard Phonograph w/Horn & Records - Antique National Brass Cash Register (Model 313) "Candy Store" Model (marked on bottom of drawer that it was made for a store in Westport,Conn in 1904) its AMAZING that this register came to Westport 102 years ago and NEVER LEFT! AMAZING ! - Great 1930's Vintage Picnic Hamper in Original Case w/All Original Contents - TWO Incredible Advertising Clocks "Calumet Baking Powder" and "Old Honesty Plank Road Tobacco" - Plus 15 Other Antique Clocks - Several Advertising Biscuit Display Boxes - HUGE Enterprise Coffee Mill (from old store in Westport) 100's of Antique Advertising Tins and Bottles - 15 "New Old Stock" Vintage "Beech Nut Quality" Small Tin Signs - Two GREAT Antique English Watering Cans - Lots of Antique Toys and Advertising Signs - AND MUCH MUCH MORE ! - (check web site every day for new photos up until night before sale)
Collectible / Specialty / Curiosities
Lionel Prewar Trains (model 408E) Several Pieces - plus smaller Lionel Set - c.1900 D.M. Ferry Advertising Seed Box - Antique "GUERIN-BOUTRON CHOCOLAT" Advertising Clock - MADE IN FRANCE - "Hearts" Chocolate Mold - Two Antique Magic Lantern Projectors w/slides - INCREDIBLE 1890's Brunswick Balke Pool Score Keeper (table top) plus Victorian Pool Balls / Cues / Rack - Old Barber Bottles - FANTASTIC Antique Apothecary Jars w/Reverse Painted Labels - HUGE Victorian Dollhouse w/Furniture (ALL handmade) - Antique Military and other medals (see photos) - c.1900 Cobalt Blue Glass Advertising Sign "Rickseckers Skin Soap" - SUPER Nice "SHARPLES CREAM SEPARATOR" Tin Sign c.1900 -100's of Interesting Kitchen & Farm Implements - Old Violin and Saxophone - Miniature Antique Printing Press w/All Accessories - Old Cameras - Coins & Paper Money - Antique Flags incl William McKinley 1899 Flag - LOADS of Antique Advertising Boxes and Crates - Lots of Vintage Christmas Items - Antique 1880's Corn Shucker GREAT Paint - Two Antique Inlaid "Lutes" - AND MUCH MUCH MORE ! - (check web site every day for new photos up until night before sale)
Jewelry / Silver / Clothing /Jewelry
Loads of Vintage Clothing, Shoes, Hats, Scarves, Belts, Ties, Handbags, Vintage Louis Vuitton Suitcase, Sterling Silver / Plate Flatware - Antique Sterling Mesh Purse (other antique mesh / beaded bags), Costume Jewelry - Some Sterling & 14kt Jewelry, Antique French Ladies Silver Pocketwatch - Vintage Ladies TIFFANY & Co Watch - c.1900 French Crystal Regulator Clock made by BAILEY, BANKS & BIDDLE - Vintage Perfume Bottles - Gorgeous Figural Inkwell - Large S/P Tea Service, Antique Pewter Chargers - AND MUCH MUCH MORE ! - (check web site every day for new photos up until night before sale)
Lighting / Carpets / Decorative Items
SUPER Collection of Antique Lanterns (American & European) and Many Original Victorian Lamps (Wall & Table) 20+ Antique / Vintage Rugs - Loads of Interesting Copper and Brass Items - Antique Brass Fireplace Tools, Andirons and Fenders - DOZENS of Antique / Vintage / Newer Picture Frames - VERY Cool c.1930's Brass Lighted Sign "SHOWER" from old Hotel in NYC - Lots of Crystal Decanters and Seltzer Bottles - One of the BEST Antique Gumball Machines ive seen in years - Antique Coffee Grinders and Balance Scales - Old Copper Washboilers - AND MUCH MUCH MORE ! (check web site every day for new photos up until night before sale)
Artwork / Sculpture / Illustration / Ephemera / Books
MANY Pieces of Original Art, Illustration and Kinetic Sculpture by Walter & Naiad Einsel - LOTS OF ITEMS OF LOCAL INTEREST - as well as other Paintings, Prints, Postcards, GREAT and lots of "new old stock" of books Mr. & Mrs. Einsel published - 100's of other books, Art, Travel, Illustration Books, Trade Publications, Etc - 1878 Map of Westport Conn - 1822 Opera Broadside (British) - AND MUCH MUCH MORE ! (check web site every day for new photos up until night before sale)
Shop Tools / Woodworking
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING COLLECTION - 1000's OF PIECES . . .This is Mr Einsels lifelong collection (all housed in the barn / studio) JUST THE BARN WOULD MAKE AN AMAZING SALE ON IT OWN, we have Lathes, Drill Press, Band Saw, Saws, Welding Equipment, Anvils, Clamps, Dust Collection System, Scandinavian Work Bench, Chemicals, Paint, Hammers, Chisels, Screwdrivers, Handsaws, LOADS of Hardware ,Clamps Etc - THERE ARE 1000's OF PIECES ! ! ! ! . . AND MUCH MUCH MORE ! (check web site every day for new photos up until night before sale)
Glass / Pottery / China / Kitchen / Electronics
100's OF PIECES . . . LARGE Collection of English Advertising Small Stoneware Pieces plus LOADS of China, Glass, Porcelain, Vases, Very Interesting Kitchen Gadgets and Implements plus Antique Copper Cookware, 10 Place Settings Bavarian China, Loads of Antique Ironstone China - Antique Spatterware / Granite / Enamelware - plus Calico Ware, Shelley, Stoneware Jugs & Crocks - 100's of Baskets, Pots, Pans, Small Apliances, Small Electrival Items, Fans, TV's, DENON Tuner and HI-FI - AND MUCH MUCH MORE ! (check web site every day for new photos up until night before sale)
1996 Lincoln Town Car "Cartier" Edition - 4-door sedan - in excellent running and driving condition, burgundy with burgundy leather interior w/below average mileage (157k) - VERY clean - estate vehicle - retail price in 1996 was $54,600 (asking price $2,500) - car looks NEW !
SEE YOU THERE ! ! !
YES we do often open early, if we are ready, we open, we don't do any of this power trip nonsense all these other estate companies seem to to do - and also we don't do numbers, "our numbers" - "pre numbers" - "number exchange" (that's a good one) - really ? just open the door and lets get going ! ! - all was ask for is a single file line, been doing it that way for years, never had an issue
We want to thank all our customers that have been coming to our sales, and hope you will continue to come in the future, our "sell through" rate has been great. very little left at ALL our sales. we are often asked if we do "numbers", the answer is no, you can make your own but we don't "honor" any numbers. . .all we expect is a single file line when we open . . . on the other hand we don't ask you to call for numbers ? do a "number exchange" (that's a good one) and we don't bribe you with coffee and donuts or any of that nonsense . . . we are often asked "do you open early" . .the answer is yes. . if we are ready. . we open. . .we are here to sell and you are here to buy. . .there are lots of "johnny come lately" estate sale companies trying to cash in on the TV estate sale and auction craze, we have been in the antiques and estate business for 25+ years, and have been successful for a few simple reasons . . . we offer great, fresh estate items at great prices, plus fast efficient service and more than anything . . .
Thanks. .Bill and Brian