Asian Textiles From This Ft Worth Teacher’s Time Living Abroad Headline This Estate Sale

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A stack of vintage leather suitcases show wear from their travels abroad to a region once known as the Orient and a country once known as Ceylon and other far off destinations. Those suitcases accompanied their owner, a North Richland Hills grandmother and a long-time Fort Worth ISD Kindergarten teacher who was born in Beijing to American missionary parents and lived there until she was 13.

Cottage Classics is hosting the estate sale for Mrs. Jean Baggerly, an adventurous traveler who visited 80 countries in her 91 years, that contains fine Asian textiles, antiques, and unique finds she collected over a lifetime. The sale takes place today and Saturday until 4 p.m. at 3567 Westfield Avenue in Fort Worth. Here’s a peek at the gorgeous textiles and clothing you’ll find here.

Complete listing from Cottage Classics Estate Sales:


Vintage and modern books, including Pictorial travel, Fairy Tales, History, Art exhibit books, Books about China and Ceylon, Book dating back to 1795, Early Webster Childs book, Russian and Chinese stories including Chinese communist propaganda, Pogo, and early Charlie Brown.

Chinese Antiques

Kingfisher feather jewelry, Jade, Bronze wax seals, Stone beads, Silver spider web hair ornaments, Embroidered robes and clothing, Eyeglass container, Dragon roof ornament, Wedding bed sheet silk hanging, Silk embroidered wall hanging, Old shoes, Hat, Old composition and wire miniature toy parade set, Ink stone, Jade belt buckle, Carnelian and other stone belt buckles, Enamel pieces.


Clothing from antique China, Eastern Europe, and South America, WWII wedding dress, Scarves and shawls, Fishing pants for women, Wedding fabric from Ukraine, Babushka shawls, Belts.


Folk art, Primitive gnarled wood high chair, Papasan, Campaign-style desk, Coffee table, End tables, Midcentury style sofa, Eastlake sofa, Wicker rocker, Dining table with 6 wicker chairs, Buffet, IKEA display cabinet shelves and bookcases, Humpback trunk, Vintage leather luggage, Twin brass bed, 2 twin metal headboard beds, Dresser, Huge wooden checker board.

International Goods

Items from Ukraine, Poland and USSR including Polish pottery dinnerware, Pysanka painted eggs, nesting dolls Matryoshka, Russian Khokhloma bowls, spoon, and trays, wooden bowls, etc. Easter and Christmas, English and German items including pottery. South American woven wall hanging, 2 woven rugs, oriental wool rug. Multiple items from Ceylon, Egypt, India including tons of neat baskets, trays, brass, platters, elephants, trinket boxes, etc. Indian saris, material. Sunroom with travel pamphlets and books, bakers racks, gardening, interesting pottery from Mexico, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Germany, England.


Jewelry including sterling and gold, carnelian, malachite, and other silver. Rajasthani silver anklets, necklace, bracelets, earrings and more. Antique ladies sterling pocket watch with chain, beautiful brooch, edwardian, and more.


Baskets, Calphalon pots and pans, Elena sewing machine, Exercise bike, Framed art, Toys, Glassware, Knitting, Office supplies, Plate holder, Playing cards, Quilts, Vintage license plates, Typesetting drawer



If You Go

Address: 3557 Westfield Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76133

Sale Dates:

  • 9 am to 4 pm Thursday, Jan. 16
  • 9 am to 4 pm Friday, Jan. 17
  • 9 am to 4 pm Saturday, Jan. 18

Presented by Cottage Classics Estate Sales

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Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of, where she focuses on sponsored content, estate sales, and suburbs. She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to after running digital content and social media at SUCCESS magazine. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

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  1. Georgann Muckleroy says

    I just read your fun article of the estate sale I just ran! I had no idea! You did a nice job hitting the high points. I’m curious to know how you work and how you cane to advertise this sake and to whom? Please let m3 hear from you.
    Georgann-owne Cottage Classics Estate Sales

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