Seller Story : Joely Fisher, Los Angeles, CA


I have always been super eclectic, picking up things from my travels and experiences. Everything we surround ourselves with tells a little story of where we have been and the people we were. A lot of the things you see in this sale are from when I didn’t have a child yet, and I have 5 now. I have had a whole reinvention of a career. As we move into a new home, we are also leaving behind a little over a year of tragedy and sadness for my family. I like the history of these pieces, but I also like the idea of creating something new and finding new memories, in a new chapter and in a new space.

I will tell you that my pineapple collection is extensive. I’ve kept 99% of them but I’ve given up a few. In Cabaret there is a song about how during wartime, when you could have diamonds and pearls, this fruit stand owner was giving the love of his life exotic fruits because they were more valuable than anything. So 17 years ago, a friend of mine gave me a pineapple shirt on opening night and from then on everywhere I go I see pineapples and I buy them. I have crystals and I have china and I have candles and I have paintings and I have a tattoo of one on my ankle. There are a couple of pineapples that I am willing to part with but someone has to really love them a lot.

The hardest thing about this sale was choosing what I was ready to let someone else give some love to. My father, my mother and my sister Carrie shared the same penchant for sparkly tchotchkes, beautiful boxes, and crystal vases. I have a couple pairs of my mom’s shoes in the sale–They’re sparkly and beautiful and saw some fantastic nights out or onstage. There is a decorative box I am letting go of, it’s blue and looks Asian-inspired and was made for storing playing cards. That’s what I was told by Charles, our EBTH estate organizer. But, in Eddie Fisher style, it probably held contraband!

Seller Story : Joely Fisher,  Los Angeles, CA
Seller Story : Joely Fisher,  Los Angeles, CA
Hand Painted Asian Inspired Wooden Tray

Hand Painted Asian Inspired Wooden Tray

Final Bid:
$50
Art Deco Multi Colored Stool

Art Deco Multi Colored Stool

Final Bid:
$37
Gucci Beaded Heeled Sandals

Gucci Beaded Heeled Sandals

Final Bid:
$65
Antique Indian-Style Almirah

Antique Indian-Style Almirah

Final Bid:
$146
Wooden Floral Motif Table

Wooden Floral Motif Table

Final Bid:
$73
Serigraph on Paper After Roy Lichtenstein "That's The Way -- It Should Have Begun! But It's Hopeless!"

Serigraph on Paper After Roy Lichtenstein "That's The Way -- It Should Have Begun! But It's Hopeless!"

Final Bid:
$702
D&G Dolce & Gabbana Japanese Print Dress

D&G Dolce & Gabbana Japanese Print Dress

Final Bid:
$185
Collection of Hand Painted Mexican Ceramics

Collection of Hand Painted Mexican Ceramics

Final Bid:
$42
Veuve Clicquot Champagne Holder

Veuve Clicquot Champagne Holder

Final Bid:
$110
Tibetan-Style Chair

Tibetan-Style Chair

Final Bid:
$211
Hand-Painted Ornate Wall Mirror

Hand-Painted Ornate Wall Mirror

Final Bid:
$92
Vintage Chinese Wood Bench

Vintage Chinese Wood Bench

Final Bid:
$95
Antique Demilune Console Table

Antique Demilune Console Table

Final Bid:
$17
Steel Lamp of Woman Dancing with Glass Globe

Steel Lamp of Woman Dancing with Glass Globe

Final Bid:
$170
Gucci Horse Bit Buckle Belt

Gucci Horse Bit Buckle Belt

Final Bid:
$90
Signed Joely Fisher "Cabaret" Broadway Musical Poster

Signed Joely Fisher "Cabaret" Broadway Musical Poster

Final Bid:
$51
1940s Jay Thorpe Grey Blazer

1940s Jay Thorpe Grey Blazer

Final Bid:
$22
Georges Hobeika and Daniel Swarovski Clutches

Georges Hobeika and Daniel Swarovski Clutches

Final Bid:
$46
Chinese-Style Red Lacquered End Table

Chinese-Style Red Lacquered End Table

Final Bid:
$30
Primitive Wooden Urns

Primitive Wooden Urns

Final Bid:
$130
Chanel Tote Bag

Chanel Tote Bag

Final Bid:
$220
Tibetan-Style Love Seat

Tibetan-Style Love Seat

Final Bid:
$253
Wooden Log Box

Wooden Log Box

Final Bid:
$70
Vintage Purple and Yellow Crackle Glass Champagne Flutes

Vintage Purple and Yellow Crackle Glass Champagne Flutes

Final Bid:
$24
Tiffany Style Stained Glass Floor Lamp

Tiffany Style Stained Glass Floor Lamp

Final Bid:
$220
1:18 Scale BMW Hydrogen 7 Die-Cast Car by Kyosho

1:18 Scale BMW Hydrogen 7 Die-Cast Car by Kyosho

Final Bid:
$90
Framed "Ellen" Poster Autographed by Joely Fisher

Framed "Ellen" Poster Autographed by Joely Fisher

Final Bid:
$30
Colored Falshed Rocks Glasses

Colored Falshed Rocks Glasses

Final Bid:
$67
Prada Navy Velvet Platform Heels

Prada Navy Velvet Platform Heels

Final Bid:
$70
Offset Lithograph Art Print of Joely Fisher With Autograph

Offset Lithograph Art Print of Joely Fisher With Autograph

Final Bid:
$110
Tibetan-Style Coffee Table

Tibetan-Style Coffee Table

Final Bid:
$110
Pineapple Table Lamp With Bamboo Shade

Pineapple Table Lamp With Bamboo Shade

Final Bid:
$65
Reclaimed Pine Cabinet

Reclaimed Pine Cabinet

Final Bid:
$80
Christian Lacroix Sequin Wedges

Christian Lacroix Sequin Wedges

Final Bid:
$35
"Ellen"Poster Autographed by Joely Fisher

"Ellen"Poster Autographed by Joely Fisher

Final Bid:
$35
Berard Wooden Bowl

Berard Wooden Bowl

Final Bid:
$33
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Seller Story : Joely Fisher,  Los Angeles, CA

Tell us about this amazing Tibetan furniture.

When I custom designed the big bed, I wanted it to be like an oversized daybed that the whole Jolie-Pitt family could sleep on. A friend who owns a popular Los Angeles store lovingly designed it for me and it went in the home we lived in when my daughter, True, was born. The set went with us to two more houses after that because the styles of the homes were perfect for that colorful, exotic, amazing look. It wasn’t meant to be outdoor furniture but we have always had it on great patios.

And the model BMW car?

This was a model version of a BMW Hydrogen car. There were only like, 20 of them made, and even fewer that were brought to this country. When I was doing “‘Til Death,” Brad Garrett was approached to drive this BMW around for a month and he had like, 9 cars so he said, Joely will drive it around! So, me and Brad Pitt were the only ones that had this car in LA. I like to say that because it makes me attached to Brad Pitt in some way, which I’m not.

The posters from Ellen, did they give those out to everyone in the cast?

They’re large posters that were outside of our soundstage at Disney studios. When we left Disney, one of the security guards took it down and gave it to me. So I guess it’s kind of stolen.

What’s next for you?

My sister, Tricia and I are starting the Fisher Foundation, which will aim to raise awareness and support for those suffering from mental health issues and addiction. I’m going to be directing my first movie–It’s really exciting. And my book comes out in November, which is called Growing Up Fisher and is comprised of my essays, musings, and misadventures. I’ve written little stories about some of the treasures in my collection–there’s even a part about my estate sale experience with my mother’s. I wish we had known EBTH then, that experience was just awful!