Carimi House/Downtown Memphis

This was an incredible project.  The house had been occupied by four generations of the Carimi family dating back to 1895.  The last living heir, Jennie Carimi, lived in the home until her passing.  The estate had many areas that had been untouched for decades. We even found items wrapped in newspapers that were dated in 1904.  Even though the task was massive, it was so exciting to uncover, research and clean every single item that was in the sale. We liquidated over 99% of the contents.

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Carmini House
Carmini House
Carmini House
Carmini House
Carmini House
Carmini House


Items included in this sale

  • Early 1900s large bronze lamp titled “L’Inspiration” by Par Hip Moreau
  • Early 1900s large bronze lamp titled “Confidence” (pair of cherubs with beaded shades)
  • Civil War prison art stoneware smoking pipe hand carved by William Grent; documentation from included
  • Bronze warrior with bow & arrow on horse lamp with a ‘made in Paris’ medallion on the back
  • William & Mary or Jacobean reproduction tiger oak dining room set, which includes dining room table & 6 chairs, long buffet, server, and chest.
  • William & Mary or Jacobean reproduction tiger oak master bedroom set, which includes queen bed, vanity dresser & stool, chest, and night stand
  • Stunning Cavalier bedroom set including a pair of twin beds, a night stand, a wardrobe/secretary (or chifferobe), and a beautiful vanity dresser with the original stool. We believe the wood is cherry, but it may be mahogany; hard to tell.
  • Late 1800s solid brass queen bed
  • 1927 Victrola, mahogany cabinet, pristine condition
  • Pair of mint condition Roseville Jardineres with pedastals. Also, several other Roseville pieces
  • Early 1900 etegere
  • Shirley Temple cowgirl doll in original outfit and original box as well as a nice selection of rare dolls not yet researched
  • Gulbransen player piano with dozens of rolls
  • Victorian ornate curio with 3 felt lined shelves
  • Many bronzes and pot metal statues including pair of 36″ bronze urns with handles, Don Juan & Don Caesar pot metal statues, early 1900s original Humphress indian on horse bronze , pair of bronze smelter Queen Victoria & Prince Albert , Rome & Juliet plus more
  • Lots of cast iron including an awesome salesman sample German Triumph cast iron stove with pieces, large (& heavy), ornate Moore Brothers barnstable cast iron stove from late 1800s, Acme cast iron stove with assessories, dated 1908 Wagner waffle iron, Universal toaster, skillets, and much more
  • Several awesome clocks including a Gustav Becker mantel clock, an Ingraham large oak regulator clock, an Ansonia mantel clock, a large Dr Peper lighted advertising clock (works fine) and more
  • Empire furniture
  • Early 1900s barley twist end table with cast iron ball/claw feet as well as other great end tables including a lion’s face end table and others
  • Original Crosley television & original stand
  • Exquisite set of early 1900s umbrellas
  • John Holland Fountain Pens early 1900s display cabinet
  • Hand sculptured marble bust of Medieval woman signed by Mignon, mint condition
  • Victorian settee & matching chair set
  • 1875 Singer sewing machine & desk
  • Late 1800s corn masher with burned Memphis company inscription
  • Antique working GE refrigerator made in 1940s
  • Lots of cut glass, crystal, porcelain everywhere throughout the estate; the pictures only give a glimpse of what all is here
  • Many awesome antique rugs
  • 1950s RCA Victor porcelain sign
  • Lots of silk tapestries….some of the best I’ve seen; some were found stored in the large cedar chest in brand new, folded condition; some made in Belgium, France & Italy; some large, some framed, the best quality!
  • 1920s-30s Pennant Cracker tin
  • Several vintage Bakelite radios throughout the estate
  • Other awesome lamps
  • Vintage linens and ladies’ clothes
  • Breath-taking Navajo Indian blankets
  • Gorgeous peer mirror & matching table
  • Lots of other great furniture including cedar armories, pair of victorian twin beds (with original brass box springs), chests, chifferobe, etc etc etc
  • Yes, some military items including some medals, uniforms, etc
  • 100s of vintage records
  • Nice selection of books
  • Kitchen packed full of incredible china, glass ware, etc including Staffordshire turkey platter & set of plates, and so much more
  • Some fabulous concrete outdoor items as well as some patio furniture.