Off-site Sales are On Point!

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Michael Taylor Estate and Moving Sales has been the leading estate liquidation company in Nashville for several years, and we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve expanded our line-up of services to include off-site sales.
What is an “off-site sale”, you may ask? Great question! Sometimes, it’s simply not convenient for our clients to have their liquidation sale on their property. So, we now have the option to move the items that would be included in a sale to our 9,000 sq ft retail location, Michael Taylor At Home, and stage the sale on our retail property rather than in the client’s residence.
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Our 9,000 sq ft warehouse has tons of great display space for off-site sales!
What’s great about shopping off-site sales? The deals are just as good as a regular sale, but you have the advantage of shopping in the comfort of our conveniently located retail store, with lots of parking, great lighting and longer hours. No fighting for a parking spot on crowded residential streets, or navigating through narrow hallways or multiple staircases…we think you’ll like the sound of that!
Who should hold an off-site sale? These sales are perfect for clients who are unable to hold a sale at their residence due to HOA restrictions, or for clients who have a residence that is unable to accomodate the volume of street parking that a sale generates. An off-site sale is also great for the client who wants to liquidate the contents of a large storage unit; the contents can easily be moved to our retail store. We also recommend off-site sales for clients who want to clear out their home in advance of putting it on the real estate market so that the home can be professionally staged and show more effectively. Off-site sales are also an efficient way to do some downsizing or to liquidate a collection without the inconvenience of having the sale in the residence.
Of course, we price, research, advertise and stage items in our off-site sales with the same knowledge, care and experience as our on-site sales.
Our spacious, well-lit gallery is the perfect place to display the items in your off-site sale!
Our spacious, well-lit gallery is the perfect place to display the items in your off-site sale!

We’ll be holding more off-site sales at Michael Taylor At Home this fall and winter and encourage you to add them to your regular estate sale shopping schedule. You’ll find them listed with our regular sales on EstateSales.net. And, if you or someone you know is interested in learning more about our off-site sale options, please call us a 615-545-2867. We’d love to hear from you!

My best,
Michael Taylor & Company
P.S. We’ve got a lot of exciting stuff happening through the end of the month. 4 estate sales this week (check our listings for more info!) and our Tim Liddle art show is here at Michael Taylor At Home through the end of the month.

In the Spotlight: Vintage Art Glass

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Art glass has long held a special place in collectors’ hearts. The vibrant colors and beautiful shapes add beauty and style to tables and shelves. We have a wonderful and diverse collection of art glass at Michael Taylor At Home; from vintage to contemporary.

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This gorgeous ruby carnival glass bowl is a stunning piece. Wondering how to identify carnival glass? Look for a molded or pressed glass piece with a pattern that has a shiny, iridescent, almost metallic surface. Carnival glass reached it’s height of popularity in the 1920’s; most US-made carnival glass was manufactured between 1925-31, although the Fenton glass company re-issued pieces in the 1970’s. It was also known as: aurora glass, dope glass, rainbow glass, taffeta glass and “poor man’s Tiffany.”

photo credit: carnivalheaven.com
photo credit: carnivalheaven.com

It was inspired by hand-blown glassware made by Tiffany and Steuben, but because it was pressed or molded, sold at a lower price point. Discounted pieces were purchased in lots for carnival prizes; thus the name “carnival glass.”

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Here’s another piece we have in stock; you can see the rainbow brilliance of the iridescent glaze. Very pretty!

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Fenton issued re-productions of their carnival glass pieces in the 1970’s. These later pieces were marked; earlier pieces had an identifying sticker that was often removed, but they were otherwise unmarked. While the older pieces are definitely on the more valuable/collectible side, later or reproduction pieces are easily affordable. We have several great pieces of carnival glass in stock…if you’re a collector or looking to become one, we can help you out.

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The popularity of carnival glass waned in the 1940’s, and opaque colored glass became popular. Pink was a very popular color for art glass in the 1940’s and 1950’s. These rose overlay pieces have a beautiful satin finish.

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Blue glass is a particular favorite at Michael Taylor At Home; Michael personally collects this color, and has a great eye for blue glass pieces, both antique and contemporary.

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Cranberry glass is lovely, as well, and looks especially pretty at Christmas time.

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This special pink and white vase with autumn leaves and acorns is one of a pair. You can take home both for $895; they are perfect for fall decorating.

We’re open Thursday thru Saturday, 10am-5pm this week. We’d love to show you these fabulous art glass pieces, and all the rest of the fine furniture, antiques, rugs, lighting, furs, jewelry and home accessories we’re known for! Come down and see us soon, won’t you?

My best,

Michael Taylor and Company

P.S. This week is the final week of our antique doll sale. We have been so pleased to offer a truly world-class collection of antique porcelain dolls for sale. Our final sale price is 75% percent off, and they won’t last long…don’t wait!