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Thank you for the information and your question. Yes, if you paid for the furniture, at least in part, or can prove co-ownership, you would have the right to the value of your part of the furniture. A court would not generally order the return of the furniture unless there was a clear delineation of who owned which piece, since his heirs would be entitled to his portion of the value of the furniture (assuming he didn't have a Will that left it all to you).
So, you could file suit against both parties for, as mentioned, at least half the value of the furniture.
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