Giltcomplex Antiques Hosts Sale to Benefit Rancho Los Cerritos
2012-11-02 · By Editor
Giltcomplex announces a one-day sale to the general public to benefit Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site. Twenty-five percent of all proceeds for the sale will be donated to the museum, which has been affected by recent budget cuts from the City of Long Beach. In addition, there will be a volunteer donation jar of which 100 percent of the total will go toward the Rancho. The event will take place on November 10 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and light refreshments including champagne, pastries and fruit will be served throughout the day. Giltcomplex Antiques is located at 4270 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, Calif. 90807.
“The Rancho holds a special place in both our hearts,” say owners Brent Baden and Patti Welker. “Patti serves on the Curatorial Committee and has been involved with the Rancho for about five years now” says Baden. “We are delighted to have an event that can help the Rancho in their fundraising activities. We’ve been in the business here for almost three years now, love the Bixby Knolls area and are thrilled to see all the development and exciting new ventures taking place here.” Giltcomplex Antiques specializes in 18th and 19th century furnishings and décor with an emphasis on furniture, fine art, silver, oriental rugs, and world globes.
Ranchos Los Cerritos was built in 1844. The adobe home and grounds echo with the rich history of Spanish, Mexican, and American California and with the families who helped transform Southern California from its ranching beginnings to the modern urban society it is today. The two-story Monterey-style adobe is primarily furnished to reflect occupants and lifestyles from the 1860s-1880s. The site, a National, State and Long Beach Historic Landmark, also includes historic gardens and a research library and archives. It is owned by the City of Long Beach and operated through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. Free tours are offered Wednesday-Sunday between 1-5 p.m., with tours of the gardens and grounds on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.. For more information please call (562) 570-1755, or visit the website and Facebook.