My very short answer is do not get involved--it's not your business.
Yea, although I agree it is pretty crummy of her to ask for furniture 2 years later especially after leaving the M with most of the assets and no debt, you really have to stay out of it.
I am in agreement with the others...
Lately, I've really been trying to examine the "it bothers me button", but doesn't bother SO...Often, if it is something that just bothers me then I try to really look at it and see if it's "worthy" to do anything about, usually it isn't...lol and then I just try to turn off my feelings about it (harder said than done-at times)...In this situation ultimately the choice is his about the furniture...Maybe if he does decide to "sell" it to her or for a small amount you guys could spend the money on a dinner out or something like that...
Itshightime, you could try looking for the silver lining in this:
There is truth there -- it would be nice to have all of that stuff out of the basement.
To tell you the truth, I had made up my mind to just stay out of it.