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Next Showroom Sale 2019-08-13T06:45:35+00:00




Multi ESTATE SALE at Orinda showroom! This Friday & Saturday!

Please review our new lineup/entry order system and parking policy. Please read everything below if you plan on attending this sale.

128 Village Square

Orinda, CA  94563

Behind and to the right/West side of the Orinda Safeway. 

Directions: Take Camino Pablo to (right) on Camino Sobrante, take first right into the Safeway parking lot, stay to the right and you will end up in our parking lot behind Safeway. Please do not park in the front row of the businesses at our location. This parking is reserved for the hair salon, barber, nail salon, framing shop, and dry cleaner. You may park in the front row only if you are in the act of loading your vehicle. There’s plenty of other parking in the lot. Also, please do not stand in front of the barber or framers doorways when waiting to get into the sale. Please respect our neighbors’ businesses!

Friday, August 16, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Saturday, August 17, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

This showroom is only open during scheduled sales to host estate sale events for estate contents that could not be sold on site due to time restraints, privacy concerns, gated communities, parking restrictions, etc. This is not a sale for “leftovers”. Items are fresh from local estates that could not be held on site!

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Sale includes, but is not limited to:


Beautiful Japanese Mizuya, kitchen Tansu

Hardwood ship’s galley bench

Antique three legged center table, cast-iron base with relieved faces

Chinese rosewood/teak display cabinet with mirror back and lights

Amazing Chinese burl/root wood carved chow table and four chairs. Would go great in an MCM interior. Very heavy!

Mid-Century Modern style contemporary lounge chair and ottoman

Vintage acrylic/lucite coffee table

Chinese rosewood/teak parlor suite: sofa, chairs, side tables, and coffee table with inset stone marble panels in back. Pieces sold individually, or will discount price if sold as a set.

Small carved Chinese side table

Yew wood Chinese chair

Chinese root work stand/side table

Small folding side table with tole painted tin top

Oriental red lacquer cocktail table, bird and foliage scene

Small vintage/antique Japanese cabinet

Eames aluminum group office chair

Thomasville seven drawer tall lingerie chest

Contemporary black lacquer modernist style dining table with one leaf

Cast aluminum patio table and two chairs

Oak stacking lawyers bookcase (2)

Asian style display cabinet with interior stepped shelving

Asian hardwood room divider/folding screen

Contemporary metal coat rack

Contemporary modern glass top dinette table with modernist black metal base and four caned chairs, great looking set!

Antique sliced column round side table

Pair of French arm chairs with bird motif fabric

French marble top side table with brass gallery

Pair of Chinese carved wooden stands with marble insert marble tops

Highly carved antique Japanese (Meiji) curio cabinet with dragon and clouds motif

Large Asian carved wooden hanging drum with stand

Antique petite American mahogany Federal style vitrine/display cabinet with inlaid marquetry work

Antique Italian style petite side table/nightstand

Carved Italian bench with zebra print fabric

Asian lacquer trunk/chest on stand

Contemporary dark wood shelving/bookcase

Rustic lift top chest

Set of three Danish barstools

MCM California modern style white laminate/caned front cabinet

Two door dark wood Asian cabinet

Custom made walnut free edge desk

French style marble top three drawer chest

Small contemporary Asian lacquered cabinet

Contemporary MCM style blue upholster chair

Reed and wood Japanese half screen

Antique hanging brass kerosene lamp

Vintage stained glass hanging fixture with dragonfly motif

Antique converted Italian candlestick table lamp

Gilt wood Italian table lamp

Pair of Asian brass table lamps with dragon motif

Nautical brass table lamp

Pair of Chinese inset marble top pedestals/plant stands

Grandfather clock with scenic dial 

Ceramic elephant garden stools

Oriental/Persian rug, carpet, mat, scatter, etc.

Gilt/gilded antique mirror

Other mirrors

and more!


Gold jewelry

Gold and cameo jewelry

18k gold coiled snake bracelet with diamond crown and ruby eyes

9k, 10k, 14k, 18k, & 22k gold jewelry, including: ring(s), bracelet(s), earrings, pendants, brooches, pins, necklace(s), chains, etc.

14k & diamond rings

14k and pearl necklaces

Jewelry pieces include: diamonds, ruby, enamel, sapphire, lapis, amethyst, citrine, garnet, Tanzanite, jade, coral, opal, pearl, turquoise, agate, jet, tigers eye, cameo, aquamarine, etc.  

Sterling silver jewelry and sterling silver jewelry lots/groups

Sterling rings, necklaces, bracelets, bangles, cuffs, pendants, pins, brooches, etc.

Amber jewelry

Carved bakelite rosette bead necklace

Margot De Taxco sterling and amethyst brooch

Ethnic, Native American, Mexican jewelry, modern, etc.

Vintage Native American Heishi fetish necklace

Victorian gold jewelry

Vermeil jewelry

Semi-precious stone, glass, and beaded necklaces

Costume and fashion jewelry

Rhinestone jewelry

Small group lots and bag lots of costume jewelry

Ladies 14k gold 17 jewel Rolex wristwatch with 14k band

Other ladies watches

Misc. men’s watches: Seiko, Omega, Givenchy, Wenger, Citizen, Bulova, etc.

Group lots of wristwatch(es)

Sterling silver flatware serving pieces by Towle, “King Richard” pattern

Sterling rimmed chargers

Sterling bell, tongs, napkins rings, serving pieces, etc.

Sterling pill box

Victorian bright cut serving shovel

Group lots of sterling souvenir spoons

Sterling water pitcher

Sterling dedication plate to Mrs. William F. Knowland from National Steel & Shipbuilding Corp.

Sterling napkin ring dragon motif


Morgans, Peace Dollars, U.S. war & Indian pennies, war  & Buffalo nickels, Barber dimes, Standing Liberty quarters, Franklin halves, etc.

Silver Eagles

Kennedy halves

Bag lots of face silver coins

U.S. Proof/Mint sets

>999 silver Disney “Dopey” coin

Beijing Olympic coin

Lincoln head cent collection

State Quarters lot

Collectible US currency lots and foreign lots

Lot of 3 California Panner tokens

Lot of 4 John C. Fremont Political tokens


Mary Frank, lithograph with acrylic and pastel, figural “Man with Boat”

Maurice Logan, watercolor on paper, country scene

William Birchall, three watercolors, ships at sea, 1920’s

Ross Bleckner, color spit bite aquatint etching, “Stem 2”

Jack Hamilton Bush, silkscreen/serigraph in colors, 34/100, “Three and Blue Loop”, 1971

Framed retablo on tin/metal

Enrique Martinez Celaya, color aquatints (2), “Figure with Flowers” and “Invisible Chambers”, 2002

Mark Christopher Weber, oil on board, Woman with Candle

Sherrie Wolf, oil on canvas, “Plums and Pear, after Gentileschi”

Sherrie Wolf, oil on canvas, “Grapes, after Vermeer”

Paul Armand Bayard De La Vingtrie, Spelter statue, “A La Mare”

Amos Amit, silkscreen/Batik

Michael Toenges, oil on masonite mounted on board, untitled

Catherine McCarthy, oil on canvas, “Moss Houses”, 1999

Art glass charger with acrylic mounting bracket, artist signed

Frank A. Lostaunau, acrylic on panel, “S-30”

Emilie Clark, mixed media on paper, “Untitled # 40”, 1999

Bryan Hunt, color sugar lift and soap ground aquatints with soft ground etching and drypoint, “Small Cairn”, 1998

Amy Kaufman, oil on cigarbox, 2004

Sabine Friesicke, watercolors, 2001

Forrestal, Op Art silkscreen on acrylic, “76 Cycle Nostalgia”

Aubusson style tapestry,1920’s

G. Capdevila, oil on canvas (3), still life paintings

Nick Blosser, egg tempra on wood, “Steep Hill on Back Road”

A.R. Sprague, painting on canvas, seascape

French impressionist street scene

Caroline Burnett, oil on canvas, French street scene

Stephanie Scott, etching, “Rocks and Lake”

W. Cooper?, painting on canvas, seascape

Larry Richmond, highly detailed studio pottery/ceramic vessel, 1995

Julia Galloway, collection of studio ceramics/porcelain, vessels, pots, etc.

Chinese bamboo/wood/root/burl carved figural sculptures, root-work

Chinese carved bamboo root work faces with roots as beards

Red lacquer and gilt carved Chinese panels

Framed map on copper plate

Asian scrolls

Other artist signed etchings, engravings, watercolors, oil paintings, acrylics, prints, woodblocks, wall decor, sculpture, etc.


Large collection of carved jade objects and sculptures

Beautiful jade fountain with fish in flower motif

Orientalia, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, figurines, cloisonné, lacquerware, pottery, deity, bronze/brass, Satsuma, carvings, scholar items, and more

Chinese carved bamboo figures

Collection of ceramics from the Hoi An Hoard shipwreck

Roseville Rozane ware art pottery

Noritake porcelain crane

Antique Chinese lacquer sewing box with key

Large Chinese porcelain floor vases

Large collection of small Chinese pottery tea pots

Brass masthead ships lantern

Collection of nautical and ship related items

Brass anchor

Two bronze anchors

Collection of flags from around the world from a Matson steam ship captains estate. These are flags from the ship.

Wool Matson steam ship blanket

Matson Lines canvas bag

Oakland Yacht Club boat captains hat

Pan Am airlines travel bags

Original Southern Pacific Railroad Lines engineer hat/cap by Lee

Mid Century Modern/California craftsman dresser top wood boxes

Pair of Bob Stocksdale signed wood bookends, Siam Teak

African baskets, masks, sculpture, etc.

African seat/stool 

18th century Italian gilt candle stand

Alabaster dresser box

Antique cabinet makers wood planes

Antique split bamboo/cane fly fishing rod and reel

Vintage Japanese wood cabinet makers planes

Indonesian masks

Antique Parsifal Melodeon accordion

Antique tool and die makers molds

Antique poison bottle

Can of Billy Beer (Carter)

Signed baseballs, one by the 62 SF Giants

Toy steam engine

Small gauge toy trains

Crafters/makers set of decorative ink stamps

Cattle branding irons

Vintage tennis rackets

Vintage license plates

Collection of American military items, objects, clothing, etc. Jackets, pants, hats, boots, gear, luggage, gas can, mess trays, airplane gauges, machete, Myerchin knife, and more

West Marine 7X50 binoculars

Original mahogany and brass stand for Chelsea ships clocks, no clocks, stand only

Regulator type wall clock

Vintage ladies hats, purses, bags, etc.

Vintage ladies fur coat

Vintage Girl Scouts dress and shirt

Box lot of scarves/handkerchiefs 

Lot of 3 cashmere scarves

Nice 4 photo daguerreotype frame

Vintage quilts

Collection of lighters, Zippo, etc.

Dual 1242 turntable with Shure V 15 Type IV cartridge

TransAudio 3850 8 track player with collection of 8-track cartridges 

Set of Lee Oskar harmonicas by Tombo

Kitchen Aid Ultra Power model KSM90 mixer with extras

Cuisinart Griddler with Griddler waffle plates, GR-4N

Riedel wine glasses new in box (2)

Le Creuset wine funnel and filter NIB

Bodum coffee press

Vintage chrome cocktail shaker

Pair of small stainless All Clad pans

Sur La Table bacon press

Collection of Gerber stainless kitchen knives

Collection of Henckel kitchen knives

Hoover 12 amp Hepa canister vacuum

Oreck XL2 Celoc hypo-allergenic plus upright vacuum

Dirt Devil Power Max XL Spin 4 Pro upright vacuum

Radio controlled North Wind 36 semi scale 36-600 sailing yacht with Ranger II N 2CH radio control system/controller

Collection of lathe wood turning/carving tools, Robert Sorby, etc

Stanley cabinet makers wood planes

Porter Cable model 7334 5” heavy-duty random orbit sander

DeWalt 3/8” VSR drill, like new

Vintage Craftsman 3 1/2” vise

Ryobi detail sander

Adjustable jewelers saw

Jorgensen 4 x 10 adjustable clamp/vise

Bessey clamps

Bogen Pro camera support 3016 mono pod

Heiwa tripod 

Olympus OM-4 camera and lenses

Icom VHF marine transceiver IC-M72 with BC-166 charger

Baofeng BF-F8HP

Contemporary studio pottery by Leslie Thompson, Larry Richmond, Susan Stern, Hansen-Ross, and more

Boehm porcelain Hummingbird and floral sculptures encased in acrylic museum cases

Lalique vase, large bowl, powder jars, and more

Waterford glass/crystal glassware, decanters, stems, etc.

Orrefors, Kosta Boda, French art glass, studio art glass, and more

Coral, shells, stone specimens, etc.

Political buttons

Antique photo album

Group lot of ephemera

Stamp collection

Collection of vintage Santas and Christmas ornaments

Santos figure

Small collectibles group lots

Bronze medals

Vintage cameras

Victorian silver plate

Antique silverplate

Porcelain/china by Royal Albert

Cups and saucers

Lacquer boxes

Box lot of lace/linens

Ladies knee high Michael Kors boots, size 9 1/2 M, like new

Bookends of many forms

Small collection of vinyl record albums and 45’s

Hartford Fire Insurance Co. metal sign

Advertising plates

Small globe

Antique tins

Blue and white Asian flower pots

Fountain pen lots


Religious icon

Antique cut glass/crystal

Scandinavian glass, Murano, Rosenthal, etc.

Limoges pill boxes

Kutani cats

MCM tchotchkes


Silver plated champagne cooler/bucket

Ethnic items

Perfume bottles

Vintage kitchenware

and much more!

Premises is alarmed and valuables are stored in extremely secure vault and at our bank’s safe deposit vault next door. 

The entire showroom and (inside and out) is under 24 hour off site video monitoring and recording.

Methods of payment: Cash, Credit Card, Debit Card, or Check if we know you well. Cash will expedite the payment process.

Remember that sales tax will be collected if you do not provide a valid California Resale Permit Number. Bring us a copy of your resale number if you have one. Sales tax rate in Orinda is 8.75%.

No early sales. (Meaning not before we open on Friday morning.)

Rain or Shine! There is a covered waiting area if it rains.

Please do not remove price tags from any items. If you wish to buy an item place a “sold “ sticker (with your name and telephone number on it) to the desired item. Or write your name, telephone number, and SOLD on the price tag. All sold stickers must have a telephone number, if they do not, the item will not be considered sold. Do not put a sold sticker or write SOLD on any item that you are not 100% sure about buying.

Please bring help if you plan to buy large furniture. Bring furniture pads (blankets) too. Also, please bring your own shopping bags/boxes.

Remember that all items are sold as-is with no returns or exchanges. All sales are final. We are a true estate liquidation company and have no way to credit or reimburse customers as the estates are paid immediately after the sale.

It was common that many of our customers would wait the entire night in front of our building to secure an early place in line for entry. In fact, customers were waiting up to three nights in a row to secure there place in line. Due to complaints from neighboring businesses and the building management, we have adopted a new lineup system in order to disincentivize camping out for the sale. Here are the new rules for estate sale lineup, list, waiting, and entry procedure: 

  1. No person shall arrive before 4:00 A.M. the morning of the sale.
  2. A list will be started at 4:15 A.M. (and not any earlier) by the persons who are present.
  3. Any person WHO IS PRESENT may put there name on this list between the time frame of 4:15 A.M. and 4:30 A.M. Persons who are present and put their name on the list between this time frame will be entered into a ‘luck of the draw” group. These names will be written on cards, shuffled, and drawn randomly to establish entrance order (by Rick) 5-10 minutes before the sale opens. The cut off time to put your name on the list for the “luck of the draw” group is when the clock strikes 4:31 A.M. (Not 4:32 A.M., not 4:33 A.M., etc.) You may not sign up anyone who is not present. A present individual will draw a line under the last name on the list when the clock strikes 4:31 A.M. and write the time down next to the line. This will be the cut off for the “luck of the draw” group. 
  4. Anyone who arrives at 4:31 A.M. or later will sign the list and enter as the number in which they arrived. For example, if you arrive at 4:31 A.M. and there are 14 people on the list in the “luck of the draw” group, you will automatically be number 15 in line to enter the sale and will not be entered in the “luck of the draw”. Say you arrive at 6:32 A.M. and there are 23 people in the “luck of the draw” group and 10 people signed up after the 4:30 A.M. cut off, then you will automatically be number 34 to enter the sale.
  5. All persons who sign the list AT ANY TIME must remain in the area to keep their name on the list. You must stay in the area no matter what number you are on the list, this includes the “luck of the draw” group. If you leave the area for an extended amount of time you will be removed from the list and go to the back of the line when you arrive. Waiting in your car within sight of the front door of the showroom is fine. Going to the local coffee shop or to use a restroom is allowable. Going home, going to sleep, and coming back later is not. If you decide to leave the immediate area to use a restroom or get a drink/eat, it is suggested you let another person (that is also waiting for the sale to start) know that you are doing so. Please abide by the above policy or please pass on our sales. We may also open early (as much as an hour) if there are many people waiting outside and our staff is ready. 
  6. Jewelry and smalls in the cases will still be shown to customers in the order of entry number. After the “luck of the draw” group receives their entry numbers, numbers for the case will be handed out to folks in line in the same order. You cannot trade or give away your number for the cases. Please do not stand in front of the display cases unless you are the one being served. Give the person(s) being served room so they can quickly see what they would like to buy. This will expedite the wait for everyone.
  7. There is no “luck of the draw” lineup policy for the second day of the sale. Second day lineup/list will be as it has always been.

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