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Cielo Ranch Private Retreat of Elaine and Jack Palance

(Tehachapi, CA) November 16, 2013 - Expert Estate Sales by LA Kroese is holding an estate sale for their newest client, Elaine Palance, at Cielo Ranch. The ranch is located in Cummings Valley and was purchased by Jack and Elaine Palance in 1986 as their main ranch and private retreat. The Palance family also owned another ranch near Stallion Springs for entertaining, which was sold after the actor passed away. An auction of the personal property at the Stallion Springs ranch was held at that time.

The Palance Estate sale includes furnishings at the fabulous home, contents of an enormous working barn, and two additional outbuildings. Everything and anything from a John Deere 4100 tractor to a great collection of western gear, saddles, European and American antiques, china, pottery, bronze dore clocks, a beautiful art deco bedroom set, a Victrola, lighting, and more. Additional furnishings include a gorgeous king size poster bed, a three antique armoires, there is also a collection of commercial sewing equipment, fabrics and notions which belonged to Elaine for her professional interior decor and design studio. There are lots of wonderful items, a collection of iron cut out horse garden statues, antique wagon wheels, tractors, cutters and garden benches, outdoor furnishings, and very tasteful collectables. Sale highlights includes a gigantic outdoor Rooster sculpture, a Mazarati, and a pair of child sized English riding horse figures.
The three-day event will begin on Friday, December 6, 2013 and run through Sunday the 8th. There will be an invitation only preview sale on Thursday, December 5th, contact Expert Estates to request your invitation.

In 1957, Palance won an Emmy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Mountain McClintock in the Playhouse 90 production of Rod Serling's Requiem for a Heavyweight. While still busy making movies, in the 1980s, Palance also co-hosted (with his daughter Holly Palance), the television series Ripley's Believe It or Not. Four decades after his film debut, Palance finally won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor on March 30, 1992, for his performance as cowboy Curly Washburn in the 1991 comedy City Slickers.
Palance's first wife was Virginia Baker. They had three children: Holly, Brooke and Cody. In May 1987, Jack married Elaine Rogers. Palance painted and sold landscape art with a poem included on the back of each picture. He is also the author of The Forest of Love, a book of poems, published October 1, 1996, by Summerhouse Press. During their worldwide travels the family acquired many of the great antiques you will find at the estate sale.

Lisa Kroese, owner of Expert Estate Sales by LA Kroese, said, "We are very happy to be working on this special local estate. This is a great event that you will not want to miss. Local shoppers and visitors from Los Angeles, Las Vegas and even San Francisco frequently shop at our high end estate sales.  There will be something for everyone at this sale so it will draw a big crowd from near and far. Come and choose a piece of Hollywood and Tehachapi history for your home. In most cases when there are famous estates, property is moved off site, in this case, you will have the chance to come and see how things looked as they were at the private ranch retreat of Elaine and Jack Palance.”
Expert Estate Sales by LA Kroese is a member in good standing of the Better Business Bureau, The American Society of Estate Liquidators and the Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce. Lisa adds "Hosting high end sales at exceptional homes is an exciting part of our business. Our showroom at 151 North Mill Street is also open daily. I am also certified CAGA appraiser with a growing base of appraisal clients."

The Palance Estate Sale will be held at Elaine and Jack Palance’s Cielo Ranch, 26816 Cummings Valley Road, Tehachapi Ca, 93561 on December 6th-8th 2013 opening daily at 10am. For more details and photos of this exciting event visit the Expert Estates Website

Expert Estates is located at 151 N Mill Street, Suite A, 661-823-1635.


About Lisa Kroese
Lisa has over 15 years of personal property, art and antique appraisal experience. Her current and past estate sale clients include Don Hall of Bakersfield, Dr. Valentine and Marilyn Birds of Bakersfield, Dr. Fortonberry of Bakersfield, Mrs. Lyndee Richmond of Tehachapi and Elaine Palance. Her appraisal clients include art collectors on ArtNews’ list of Top 200 Collectors, the Estate of Gianni Versace, and the Lowe Art Museum. To sign up for her estate sale newsletter, go here.