Want to own cast-iron pans from Locke-Ober? How ’bout an English cockfighting chair, or a Busy Betty toy washing machine (at right) . . . or a carnival screen from the 1930s? Well, you’re in luck. Lydia Shire is moving, and these are among the many eclectic items that she’s selling. On July 23, Trilogy Estate Sales will host the sale in Shire’s Weston home from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and it’s an opportunity to help the celebrated chef downsize.
“She’s got a lot of funky, quirky, cool things,” says Melissa Dantz-Zerbel, co-owner of Trilogy Estate Sales. “I totally geeked out on the German miniature kitchen set. There are rolling pins, grinders, canisters . . . anything you could want in a kitchen is all there, in miniature.”