Down two-thirds in their Pacific Palisades property ownership may have relieved a little stress, but it left actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson with a moderate case of furniture surplus blues.
The answer? A high-end online auction site. Up to 50 pieces originally appeared on Viyet, a consignment venue geared for the impulse purchasing of furniture connoisseurs with deep pockets. A quick visit to the site’s landing page reveals a mercurial Wilson, who slips away again as the virtual carousel continues its loop.
But, if your clicking is quick enough, up come the items. Several of the original fifty are left, although many have offers pending through the site’s purchase system, and many others have sold.
Many of the more appealing items, of course, are already gone. A Stickley desk and mission-style chair appeals as $1,200, but too late. Remaining items include a 19th century mirror with a carved frame in the neoclassical style—$5K—and a pine armoire that’s asking almost four. An extra-long Donghia sofa looks just the ticket for stretching out on a summer evening, and is still available for $5.6K.
Wilson and Hanks collected the items over the course of years.
Wilson’s production credits include 2008’s summer favorite, ‘Mamma Mia!’; the sequel to the film, ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,’ was executive produced by Wilson, and is expected to be released later this month.
Hanks has continued to be busy with documentary production, taking an executive production credit for the hit decade-assessing series ‘The Sixties’ in 2014; the success of the series led to three more entries, culminating with last year’s look at the 1990’s.