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Contents of demolished Pillsbury Mansion to go up for auction

You'll have your chance to bid this weekend.
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Pillsbury Mansion may be gone, but its many historic pieces of furniture and accessories have survived, and will go on sale this weekend.

H&B Gallery in Uptown has been selected to conduct the sale on behalf of the mansion's former owners, James and Mary Jundt.

They recently sold the 19,000-square-foot property, which was built in 1919 and which the new owners demolished last week.

Among the stunning pieces that will go under the hammer at the Saturday auction is a "magnificent" 18th Century English four pedestal dining table, which is expected to be the most valuable item on sale, as well as 16 Georgian-style Irish 19th Century dining chairs.

Other items include two vintage, carousel-style rocking horses, a 17th Century English oak cradle, a pair of Gothic-style benches, and a whole host of antique armoires, chest of drawers, side chairs, chests and clocks.

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Also for sale is a large, Guthrie Theatre "magical dolls house," a four poster canopy bed, and "carved back" wooden outdoor furniture including two tennis court benches, two garden benches, and five armchairs.

Jewelry on the auction list includes pieces from Chanel, Givency, Buccellati and Tiffany, and there will be a collection of some 150 vintage handbags, purses, combs and compacts.

The sale will be held over 3 days between Friday and Sunday, starting at 10 a.m. on Friday.

H&B Gallery will give people numbers to get into the sale starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, though you should get there sooner if you want to be one of the first in.

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