Vintage floor lamps, paintings, furniture, first-aid kits from the Cold War era and, yes, pianos are just some of the 120 years’ worth of items that will be up for grabs at a massive estate sale this weekend at the former Boylston Street home of M. Steinert & Sons.
Hundreds of treasure hunters and collectors are expected at the historic building Saturday and Sunday to sift through things that occupied every nook and cranny of the 20,000-square-foot, six-story piano store and performance center, said the sale’s organizer, Maggie Hunt of Hunt Estate Sales.
The eras represented are as varied as the items are random: an ornate French bronze clock, an 1875 Steinert piano, wooden piano crates, century-old rusty tools, a Pillsbury Doughboy cookie jar, wood-framed mirrors, and a bunch of cast-iron radiators.
“That’s what we want in an estate sale, is the multiple interests — the big things, little things, industrial things, commercial things,” Hunt said. “There is something for everyone.”
The sale’s hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The building is at 162 Boylston St. in Boston. All proceeds will be donated to the Boston Children’s Chorus.
M. Steinert & Sons, the last piano store in the former Piano Row District, has temporarily relocated to a storefront in the Park Plaza Building nearby while the Boylston Street building undergoes extensive renovations.