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Hygge Heaven: The Estate of Barbara and Norman Beal

Hygge Heaven: The Estate of Barbara and Norman Beal

Witherell’s Beal Estate Auction on March 15, 2018 is hygge heaven. What’s that you ask?  In 2017, the term “hygge” started popping up everywhere. Pronounced “hoo-guh”, it is derived from a sixteenth century Norwegian term “hugga” meaning “to comfort” which is related...
Desk Opens Door to Mystery

Desk Opens Door to Mystery

Our idea of the romantic and heroic Argonauts has its genesis in an ancient Greek myth in which daring sailors set out to find the Golden Fleece. But, Californians have a far more recent reference. The Gold Rush brought countless adventurers and seekers of gold to the...
Uncovering an Antique Renaissance Treasure

Uncovering an Antique Renaissance Treasure

In the business of antique appraisals, I’ve come to expect the unexpected. But, I never anticipated the treasure I found in a very modest South Sacramento Home I visited several months ago. A 9 ft. tall bed under an 8 foot ceiling? The homeowner had seen my appraisals...