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Next Showroom Sale 2019-10-13T13:55:05+00:00


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

Please review our 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 framer’s doorways when waiting to get into the sale. Please respect our neighbors’ businesses!

Friday, October 18, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Saturday, October 19, 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:


Late 19th century Renaissance Revival walnut center table with marble top

Antique gilded and painted Huntzinger style plant stand 

French style marble top coffee table with brass gallery

Antique Victorian era brass two tear plant/statue stand

Antique Arts & Crafts oak pedestal

Folk art trunk/chest

Rustic painted footlocker

Diminutive Japanned chest on stand with mirror by Maitland Smith

Federal style bulls-eye mirror

Set of Anglo Indian carved brass inlaid nesting tables

Organic MCM style burl wood (burlwood) cocktail table

Italian modern dinette table and four chairs by Fly Line

French style needlepoint arm chair

Turned spindle magazine rack

Tin tray top side table, tole style

Mid-Century Modern chrome, leather, and wood wine rack

Petite Victorian style marble top side table

Vintage Danish Modern teak two door credenza

Modernist pine side table/stand

Mid-Century teak coffee table

Travertine top side table with wire base

Shabby Chic/Industrial style wire settee

Rustic wall-mounted shelves and racks

Pair of MCM table lamps

MCM sculptural ceramic table lamp

Set of three Florentine nesting side tables

Brass torchiere lamp

Antique green painted Victorian style plant stand

Marble top parlor/cafe table with iron base and two chairs

Four tier mahogany side table on castors

Mahogany corner cabinet by American of Martinsville

Antique Birdseye maple tall chest with mirror

Antique Birdseye maple dresser with mirror

Antique rustic pie safe kitchen cabinet

Antique/primitive two door one drawer cabinet

Antique pine cupboard

Antique oak dresser and mirror

Anitque oak Mission/Craftsman style coat rack

Antique oak lawyers stacking bookcase with leaded glass sliding doors

Antique ash six drawer chest

Primitive pine side table/cabinet

Shabby Chic/rustic book case

Shabby Chic/rustic wall hanging curio

Antique wood folding chairs

Vintage mahogany corner etagere with fretwork

Antique oak large scale judges chair, made by the Newton and Hoit Co., Chicago

French style needlepoint ottoman/bench

Vintage mahogany oval top side table with lyre base

Three different mahogany tilt top tea tables

Small scale fancy painted seven drawer cabinet painted by Betsy Ahlberg

Nice lingerie chest by Drexel

Four piece Monterey furniture bedroom set, dark finish with flowers painted on the bed. Includes four drawer chest, mirror, single bed, And nightstand. Made by Mason Manufacturing.

Antique trunk specifically designed for Knights Templar apparel

Chinese lacquer storage chest

Rustic style hand hewn bench

Gilt framed mirror

Vintage mahogany three-tier tea stand

Aesthetic movement gilded one arm chair

Antique walnut folding lamp table

Bradley & Hubbard style brass framed mirror with candleholders

Bamboo motif shaving mirror

Antique Longwy pottery oil lamp

Dresden porcelain oil lamp, electrified

Electrified Gone with the Wind kerosene lamp

Murano glass sconce

Niello (Nielloware) table lamp

Mica lamp shades (Sue Johnson?)

Crystal chandelier with hangings prisms

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

Antique mirror

Other mirrors

and more!


Gold jewelry

Gold and cameo jewelry

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

14k & diamond ring

14k and pearl necklaces, one jade mounted

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

Collection of craft necklaces by Barbara Natoli Witt. (Witt has pieces in the Cooper Hewitt Museum. One of her customers who collected her work was Beatrice Wood, a ceramist who created special ornaments for Witt’s pieces.)

Sterling silver jewelry and sterling silver jewelry lots/groups

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

Amber jewelry


Rose Quartz necklace

Ethnic, Native American, Mexican jewelry, African, Middle Eastern, filagree, Bakelite, cloisonné, modern, etc.

Victorian gold jewelry

Vermeil jewelry

Ancient bronze ring and pendant

Semi-precious stone, glass, and beaded necklaces

Costume and fashion jewelry

Majorica pearls

Rhinestone jewelry

Cinnabar jewelry

Limited edition Yves Saint Laurent necklace of an edition of 500

Small group lots and many bag lots of costume jewelry

Ladies Gucci wristwatch

Ladies Seiko

Other ladies watches

Misc. men’s watches: Seiko, Hailton, Lord Elgin, Fossil, etc.

Group lots of wristwatch(es)

Sterling silver flatware by Reed and Barton in the “Francis I” pattern

Sterling silver flatware set by O. Mogensen (Mogens Ballin led Georg Jensen to abandon ceramics and begin designing silver in 1901)

Heavy five piece English sterling coffee/tea set by Charles Boynton & Son, figural bird motif

Sterling tongs, napkins rings, serving pieces, etc.

Sterling pill box

Group lot of sterling souvenir spoons

Sterling creamer and sugar and salt and pepper shakers

Large sterling serving bowl

Sterling candlesticks and pair of sterling candelabra 

Sterling dresser box

Sterling picture frame

Sterling cigarette case

$1 U.S. gold coins, 1854 and 1868

Bag lot of foreign coins

Foreign currency with wallet lot


Oil on canvas by H. Wagner, Dutch seaport

Oil on canvas by Josef Danhauser, portrait of a young lady

Watercolor attributed to John Singer Sargent, Orientalist street scene

Pencil signed L/E print by Marc Chagall

Watercolor/drawing by Kan Tai Keung, Cloud Harmony

Pencil signed prints by Jo Ann George, Native American/Inuit theme

Etching by Salvador Dali

Pencil signed lithograph by Theo Tobiasse, Venus et la Grande Pomme

Framed vintage rock poster from 1969, Bill Graham’s Fillmore West

Framed thangka paintings

Reverse painting on glass (Eglomise) by Ivan Lackovic, Croatia

Reverse painting on glass by Stejepan Vecenaj, 1978

Two reverse paintings on glass by Josip Horvat

Other Croatian reverse glass Folk Art style paintings

Antique framed print by David Roberts, Egyptian scene

Artist signed Frank Lloyd Wright School etched glass sculpture

Framed print, Diego Rivera

Collection of modernist/hard edge paintings by unknown artist

Two oil on canvas paintings by Alexander Sachal, a rooster and an abstract portrait

Linocut by Leopoldo Mendez, Mexican family in carousel

Serigraph by Jean Claude Carsuzan, 116/150

Two framed etchings by Joseph Knowles, Mid-Watch and The Flying Dutchman

Study in pencil by Claus Bury

Lithograph by Salvador Dali, Battle of the Jerusalem Hills from the Birth of Aliyah, pencil signed artist proof

Woodblock print by Emmy Lou Packard, Child Writing

L/E print by Guy Buffet, Shave Ice on Aloha Friday, pencil signed, 242/400

L/E by Jean Claude Quilici, 96/175

Signed lithograph by Jacquie Marie, Leopard

Asian scrolls

Loose etching by Lionel Barrymore

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


Dresser top KPM plaque in Doré frame

Collection of Herend porcelain plates, cups & saucer, bowls, fishnet bunnies, fishnet pheasants, etc.

Two Franz Bergman cold painted pheasants

Collection of hand painted artist signed Russian lacquer boxes

Sterling and cut glass perfume bottles

Acoma/Pueblo pottery

Collection of railroad china, stoneware, cups and saucers, etc.

Collection of railway/railroad tokens and memorabilia items

Railroad signs, advertising, ashtrays, etc.

Collection of railroad decks of cards

Other railroad and transportation collectibles, Santa Fe, Pullman, P.R.R., Wabash, etc.

Casino ashtrays

Antique mother of pearl opera glasses

Chinese agate carvings

Vintage smoking pipes

Antique Chinese spectacles

Perfume bottles, some unopened

Reverse painted glass snuff bottles

Collection of Buddha and deities

Large lapis lazuli carving, Asian warrior on horse

Small Native American/Northwest totem

Vintage lighters

Limoges boxes

Limoges vanity tray, artist signed

Van Briggle flower frog

Relic (large bolt) from the R.M.S Queen Mary

Studio pottery bird by James Lovera

Cameras and equipment including Leica, Minolta, Graflex, Antique folding cameras, Pentax, Rubix 16mm, Canon A-1, Graphex, Yashica, Kodak, 

Musical instruments

Lot of four harmonicas

Vintage/antique auto harp/zither

Vintage drums, bass drum, snare, high hat

Koa wood conductors sticks/baton

Classical acoustic guitar



Antique tambourine 

Vintage violin

US Navy navigators tools in hardwood box

Baccarat stemware, vase, Obelisk, bottles, etc.

Lalique birds, large vase, small vases, footed bowl, perfume bottles, tumblers, etc.

Waterford crystal bowls, compost, jars, Celtic cross, etc.

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

Beleek, Lenox, Wedgwood, Jasperware

Paragon figurine

Lladro doves and angel


Satsuma tea pot and vases

Soapstone carving

Bronze censer and planter

Imari, Moriage

Brazilian butterfly wing specimen tray


Baskets ane buckets


Dairy/milk bottles

Tin bread boxes

Vintage/antique food product containers/advertising

Framed samplers

Framed needlework

Wall mount coffee mill

Antique pencil sharpener

Apple peeler

Seltzer/soda bottles

Cookie and bread molds

Bakelite flatware collection

Water jug

Wire in/out tray

Batter/mixing bowls

Watering can

Beer advertising pitchers


Cast iron door stops

Human shoulder harness, for carrying water

Antique irons

Jadeite green electric mixer


Vintage globe

Nautical items

Ships lanterns

Tramp Art frames

Vintage typewriters

Old tools

Old paddle

Vintage table top fan(s)



Kay Finch roosters

Collection of antique decoy ducks

Childs riding toy train

Toy banks

Vintage toys

Lead soldiers

Wind up tin litho

Mohair bears


Leather bound book set

Large leather bound Holy Bible

Antique chalkware newspaper boy, “Extra”!

African baskets, masks, sculpture, carvings, etc.

Alabaster dresser box

Antique wood planes

Large collection of vintage bottles


Regulator type wall clock

Mantle clock

Bulova clock

Coo coo clocks

Bakelite skyscraper style clock

Ansonia clock

Egyptian Revival slate/marble mantle clock

Vintage bakelite/plastic radios

Stained glass window

Mid-Century Modern mobile

Vintage ladies hats, purses, bags, etc.

Vintage ladies clothing, fur coat, Kimono/Japanese robes, Burberry’s coat, 

Ladies Coach shoes

Box lot of scarves/handkerchiefs 

Vintage sunglasses

Vintage Smith sunglasses

Vintage hat boxes

Antique coverlet

Chinese textiles

Vintage chrome cocktail shaker

Vintage Chrome and red lucite coffee set

French copper pots and pans

Cast iron pots and pans

Henckels kitchen knives

Contemporary and vintage studio pottery by Anne Goldberg and others 

Art pottery by Roseville, Bauer, McCoy, Hall, Weller, Hull, etc.

Coral, shells, stone specimens, fossils, etc.

Glass floats

Highly detailed and annotated photo album, officer in Korea, 1940’s

Group lot of ephemera

Collection of letters/diaries from a Civil War soldier, complete with all related research material. Includes review and transcriptions.

Large antique 1874 map exhibiting the salt marsh tide and submerged lands in the bay of San Francisco and San Pablo

Stereoview/stereograph cards and stereoscope

Box lots of old photos

Lot of vintage/antique postcards 

Multiple stamp collection/albums

Small bag lots of face US postage

LARGE lots of US face postage in albums, forever stamps, high denominations, etc., priced waaaaaay below face.

Collection of vintage Christmas ornaments

Life size Santa yard figure

Halloween and Easter decor

Antique Santos figures

Religious diorama

Nativity set/scene

Ethnic dolls

Small collectibles group lots

Victorian silver plate

Antique silverplate

Beautiful porcelain/china set by Bjorn Wiinblad for Rosenthal

Sets of dishes/china by Coalport, Spode, Royal Worcester,  Crown Derby, and more

Cups and saucers

Russel Wright Iroquois pieces

Bookends of many forms

Advertising plates

Antique tins

Flower pots

Vintage cigar boxes


Lot of pocket knives

Religious icon

Scandinavian glass, Murano, pressed, cut crystal, studio, depression, cut to clear, Bohemian, Carnival, Bristol, Cranberry, Venetian, Vaseline, Fenton, hob nail, Czech, etc.


Kutani cats

MCM tchotchkes

Dansk stainless flatware set

Arthur Court aluminum ware

Silver plated wine coasters


Large cock stash box

Silver plated champagne cooler/bucket

Dual turntable

Sharp flatscreen television/tv

Vintage kitchenware

Outdoor items

Concrete pagoda and rabbit/bunny

Multiple sets of antique heavy bronze door handles from a commercial building

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 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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