ellen leahy 10/02/10
The contents of Krebs Restaurant will be auctioned off in November. Steve White, of “White and White Antiques,” is overseeing the project for Larry Loveless. White said it will take place in heated tents on the lawn out back and will include contents from the restaurant and the Loveless home.
“Larry and his late wife Jan were real collectors,” White said. Loveless was the longest running owner of Krebs with 52 years.
White selected David Mapes from Vestal as the auctioneer. “He’s a real fine auctioneer, an upstanding guy,” White said of Mapes, “He’ll run it with recognition of the emotions that will be running through everybody involved.”
White, who spent summers on Skaneateles Lake as a kid before he moved to the village year round in 1976, said if you’ve ever lived in Skaneateles, Krebs is a part of you.
There will be a charity preview with proceeds going to the Skaneateles Historical Society some time before Nov. 4. “People will have the opportunity to come in and see what will be available,” White said, adding that there will be bid sheets for people who can’t make the physical auction.
Mottville chairs and tables, sets of Syracuse China, pottery, German Steins, jewelry, linens, more furniture and collectables are among the many treasures.
The actual auction will be a Saturday in November (to be announced) with an 8 to 10 a.m. preview, with the auction to follow, until all the contents are gone.
“If you’ve ever wanted a piece of Krebs, this is the time to get it,” White said.
Editor’s note: The Press will report the dates as soon as these become available. White and White is located in the lower level of 18 E. Genesee St, Krebs is at 58 W. Genesee St. in the village of Skaneateles.
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