Rita Wilson and husband Tom Hanks are looking to offload some items from their vast collection of high-end furniture, accessories, and artwork – in the most modern of ways. The Hollywood power couple will be putting their pieces for sale online via Viyet, an online marketplace specifically meant to consign and buy high-end home decor, starting Wednesday, June 27. Items will include antique mirrors (one Venetian mirror with a stunning gold frame and sun design is being priced at $2,975), an antique Biedermeier mahogany dresser for $3,755, and a set of antique Louis XIV–style silk armchairs, for $4,875. An antique, hand-painted Italian secretary desk (where Hanks no doubt wrote a part of his book released last fall, Uncommon Type), holds particular sentimentality for Wilson. “This writing desk was in our bedroom,” she said. “I kept all my personalized stationery in here and used the drawers to store it in boxes. The small drawers kept my pens, wax seals, and stamps. When I travel, I always look for a good stationery store. It’s the best souvenir.”
Antique Venetian mirror.
A large, circular Rose Tarlow Melrose House dining table with wood inlay has similar deep meaning for Wilson. “This is a hard one to part with! So many beautiful celebrations were spent at this handmade table by an artisan in New Orleans,” she said. “I can recall such good laughs and such happy memories of birthdays, dinner parties, and, most importantly, family dinners. I think good pieces hold a certain energy. I hope someone will have joyous moments around this table.”
Hanks and Wilson may just be on a downsizing spree: In May 2017, the couple sold off two side-by-side Pacific Palisades homes for a grand total of $18 million. They still maintain at least five other multimillion-dollar homes in the Pacific Palisades, as well as an oceanfront home inside the gated Colony enclave in Malibu. Outside of California, the pair also own a home in the Rocky Mountain ski community of Sun Valley, Idaho.
Antique hand-painted Italian secretary desk.