1, 2, and 3 – The first room was all about Christmas. Trains, villages, miniatures, and a beautiful mosaic by ??????? from 19?? on the wall.
4, 5 – A curio cabinet full of automobilia and a Stanley Wanlass sculpture in the front entrance. “San Francisco to New York City”. There were several Wanlass sculptures throughout the home.
7, 8, 9, 10, 24, and 34 - The hallways were covered with beautifully framed historic posters and even the ornate crown molding over each doorway carried miniature car scenes. These pictures will not be cropped like this.
11, 12 - Each cabinet held hundreds of automotive collectibles; badges, pocket watches, pins, pens, snuff boxes, caricatures, and more. Everywhere you looked there was more. Even under the furniture were little surprises like these two brass car sculptures.
13, 14 - pick one – David with one of his favorite Christmas Themed Stanley Wanlass sculptures – “Silent Knight”
15, 16 - We found some Sadler automotive teapots (issue #12 AutoMobilia Resource)
18, 19, 20, 21 – Another room… Books, an early 1900s brass sculpture by French artist Paul Loiseau-Rousseau and more…
22, 23 – A beautiful collection of automotive themed silver. Look in the lower middle and you can see a chocolate gift box from 1910 at the Waldorf Astoria. Pictured is a look under the lid.
28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 – even the master bedroom had numerous curio cabinets, artwork, sculptures and more, including a William Harden Foster from 1910!
36, 37 – Automotive themed pocket watches.
44, 45 – The home still had original built-in refrigeration in the kitchen as well as a “futuristic” looking and rare 21-inch Philco Predicta Holiday tv from the 1950s in the bedroom.
46, 47, 48, 49, 50 – Travelling downstairs on a perfectly working vintage chair lift, we found another floor full of great automobilia. From stained glass art to thermometers, to tire ashtrays, automotive decanters (issue 14 AutoMobilia Resource) signs and even an ice caddy...
51, 52 – Vintage car bud vases.
54 – There were several player pianos throughout the home as David’s brother liked to play. On this one is a beautiful 1908 ceramic car (by ???) with a butterfly perched on the end. It had broken, and when looking for a repair shop David happened to stumble across its original maker.
55 – A terrarium with an automotive scene by ???
57 – another coffee table, another sculpture (by ???), and various other brass items.
61 – A beautiful stained-glass art from 19?? by ??? in the garage.
62, 63 – A giant wooden Christmas village from 19?? built by ??? with intricately detailed wooden brass era cars driving around was nestled in next to the Franklin car.