West Hollywood Hills Estate

May 29, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

SATURDAY June 4th 9:00-5:00

SUNDAY June 5th 9:00-4:00

MONDAY June 6th 9:00-4:00

Devlin Drive, Los Angeles 90069

(N. of Sunset at Clark St. – Whisky A Go Go corner Street)

This is a 1960s contemporary home up in the hills above Sunset Blvd.
The split level design flows alongside the hillside with a terrific view. The original owners that built the house lived here for over 50 years, and to testify to this, the house is a vintage showcase from the garage to the living spaces. You will find excellent African, Mexican, Chinese & Japanese pictures & statues. There are also some antiques scattered around the home and a lot of things from the 50’s & 60’s. Never before seen publicly – household! Vintage clothes and accessories!

Contemporary brown corduroy sofa & loveseat, Drexel 6’x 3 ½’ wood dining table w/2 leaves 40″ to a 10′ length & 6 upholstered chairs, 6-shelf wood/glass cabinet, decoupage cloth wrapped paisley sofa table, plaid cloth side tables & coffee table (by Williams Bros.) & batik cloth chest, 5’x7′ geometric rug, lamps, desk, pair chrome/glass side tables, 30″x 36″ wood coffee table w/iron legs, 10′ vintage linen sofa, woven stools.

Antique furniture-German 8′ grandfather clock & Chinese side table. Also, 6 large African wall masks, floor statues – F. Remington western art bronzes, Louis Rankin sand cast,  4 1/2′ nude woman statue, & more. Many pieces of glazed and unglazed pottery & earthenware-water jars, ewers, vases, Gouda, S. Brastoff, Lois Stearns & W. Reiss, M. Cazlimo, Royal Copenhagen, K. Loongelt (potter to H.M. the Queen) to name a few.

Other art – Klimt prints, 3 G.H. Rothe signed ballet lithos, Ray Barinio “Enclosure”, many framed old Japanese repro 19th C. images prints & other antique etchings. Crystal- figurines, spheres, eggs, blocks, tear drops, bowls, & goblets – Stutto, Steuben, Orrefors, etc. Also, china items & dishes, silver plate items & flatware, 100 piece set antique etched goblet & plates collection w/gold rims, antique glass, books, old linens, old party items/lanterns, games, Christmas, bongos, Luau & tiki items-cups, straw glass holders, ceramic bamboo tumblers, napkins, LP’s, 78 rpms 45’s records, sets-classics, show, 40’s & 50’s delights!

The men’s & women’s 70’s shirts w/big collars & vintage hippie clothes size small/medium & 6 shoes! The garage contains camping, professional photography items, old and large power tools (listed later today Friday), wood, 50’s items w/old labels. So Much More! Not Yet Seen! This will be a fun and great deals sale!

Here Is More: 3 wood stools, 24″x 24″x 24″, faux wood cabinet desk & chair, carved wood “Three Graces” carved lamp base by C.u.L.Kerzinger, electronics-sound units, sterling & silver plate-pitcher, ice bucket, trays, dinner bells, napkin ring, thimbles, miniature meat platter & covered vegetable, sauce dishes, ashtrays & cigarette holders, candy dishes, salt & pepper shakers, mini spoons, 12 antique enamel & silver demitasse spoons, silver sauce boat. Vintage place mats & napkins, salt sellers, margarita glasses, barware & glasses, 36″ TV cabinet/stand & TV cart, macrame’ hanging, pottery garden pots, Bowflex tread climber, ab cruncher & exercise bike.

Many 60s vintage ceramic covered soup bowl sets & mugs, 3 boxes May Co. w/plush bottom goblet coasters, 40s/50s aluminum pcs., straw wrapped Asian vases, books-novels by Crichton, Clancy, Grisham, DeMille, Dan Brown, Lee Child, Patterson, Robt. Parker, & vintage books-art, novels, Time-Life Photo, 54 Vols. Great Classic Books, games & joke items, mint vintage mini ornaments by Shiny Brite & Brite Star, Penetray aluminum Christmas tree color wheel & more, bric-a-brac & decorative accessories, office items, 6′ 1950s figural swordfish wire wall hanging.

Records-extra large 78 rpm classics, 78 rpm 30s, 40s & 50s sets & albums- Crosby, Sinatra, Jimmy Dorsey, Chevalier, Holiday Inn, South Pacific, & more, LPs, 45s. Colorful luggage sets, Franciscan white stone ware, books ends, Vintage clothes- Men’s shirts 1970s 15-15 1/2 & medium – shoes – ties – sport coats size 42, Ladies’ clothes small & medium shoes size 6 Lanz, Ship ‘n Shore, I. Magnin, Odensa, Stuart Lang, Nikkis slacks – shirts – sweaters – jackets – bell bottoms – long fringe vest – dresses, purses handbags clutches, and accessories, many wallets & coin purses. Vintage Playbills, bed table on wheels, vintage throw pillows, baskets, and more!

THE VINTAGE CLOTHES ARE AMAZING! EACH LADIES GARMENT AND SOME OF THE MEN’S CLOTHES HAVE TAGS OF INFORMATION ON THEM! The size, what to wear them with. What not to where them with. Comforts or distresses of each. It is amazing kept for over 40 yrs.  That is dedication to how one looks!

The garage is terrific! A vintage scoop of 50-60 year old goodies. Camping-sleeping bags, dishes, etc. Dunlop hand hemp rope winch, moulding & other wood pieces, power tools-folding chairs, metal racks, 2-30 drawer filing units, CB radios, old glass jars & bottles, garden terra cotta & chemicals & pots, vintage yard lights, PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY items- adjustable tri-pod stands, back ground paper of many colors, colored flood lights, light fixtures, sturdy boxes, tri-pod bases, slide boxes, reel cans, photo timers, photo developing trays, Kalart flash unit, did not see cameras. Vernon super 8 editor, video items & recorders, NuTone intercom & MORE.

POWER TOOLS: Dayton Split Phase A.C. Motor & Scroll Saw on Stand   Atlas Floor Model Ball Bearing Drill Press   Jointer On Stand    Craftsman Bench Grinder w/Stand    Wilton Bench Vise     DeWalt Radial Arm Saw 1/2HP



Here are the pictures……

San Marino Estate Sale – 1925 Marston-Van Pelt Designed Home

May 16, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Saturday May 21st 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday May 22nd 10:00am to 5:00 pm

Lombardy Rd, San Marino, CA 91108

Sign-Up Sheet Available at 7:00 pm Friday Night

This gorgeous 10,000 square foot Spanish Revival mansion has been sold after 46 years! It surely is another time and place representing the best living 91 years ago! The grounds, architecture and furnishings are truly stunning. The ‘CATCH’ to this sale is that the buyers have bought all the interior and exterior furniture, rugs, paintings & pictures, books and architectural accoutrements for a great deal of money. Those things are not for sale. We will be using parts of the downstairs only and you will be looking at and buying the unseen personal property that the selling owners are leaving. You will of course be able to see the house in a brief moment in time, passing through within 2 days.

The items that are available are things from the garage storage, closets, cabinets, and basement. Furniture: contemporary stripe club chairs & ottoman, a country fluffy chair w/ottoman, leather woven Italian chair – as is, vintage swivel office chair, ottoman, lectern, antique painted sewing cabinet & more. Decorative accessories/smalls are the majority of items: many dishes, silver plate, crystal, glassware, ladies clothes size medium, office, Christmas, kitchen, and lamps, pottery, statues, & serving pieces. There is more, but it needs to be unpacked from boxes.

This is a brief list; 72 pcs. 12-7 pc. place settings Royal Crown Derby “Old Imari” china set, LPs and 17-volume Beethoven Centennial LP classic set, silver plate-lg. trays, serving dishes & serving items, candle-holders, large collection stainless flatware, crystal-Waterford Carrahaguemore and Baccarat, old world repro table globe, vintage 30’s & 40’s Mexican- dishes & serving pieces, platters, trays, art glass bowls,  18”24”30” carved wood serving bowls, 3 concentric Asian bowls, Yamaha turntable, sound speakers, many small appliances, lg. wreaths decorated w/violins 3 ½’ & 4 ½’, tall & short vintage lamps, lead & glass stars fixtures, student desks w/attached chairs, ladies clothes size Med. and more we do not know about.

Well, there are more things than anticipated. Asian figurines, California Monterrey Pieces – Prohibition Bar (Rare) Asking $10,000, double bed head & footboard w/side rails, small desk, small stool. Vintage Mexican souvenirs, baskets, prints & antique framed pictures, bar ware, ice buckets, brass spittoon, mid-century brass on 6-wood leg coffee table (was owned by Ellen Pompeo of Grey’s Anatomy and featured in an article), middle-eastern and world globe bookends, 48 party glasses in boxes, oil lamps, silver plate candleabras, table linens, place mats, cloth napkins and rings, pots & pans, wood/armetale fish platters, lg. white glazed ceramic pedestal bowl, Mikasa cake serving set, lg. lucite fluted salad bowl, lamps, cylindrical cabinet, dictionary stand, pr. rustic side tables, magazine rack, 5′ rug runner.

Large antique travel trunk, vintage purses and clothes, jewelry (Movado watches, some gold and silver rings, pins, necklaces), perfume bottles, very large English ironstone set of dishes, more silver plate-pr. covered vegetable dishes & more, 2 champagne buckets, 13 stainless sherbet pedestal bowls, glass serving trays, decanter’s, tools, children’s toy furniture, throw pillows, butcher block table, gift wrap, clothes steamer & valet steamer, Christmas-huge pony size straw horse, red wood sleigh & papier mache’ reindeer, large stuffed snowman, choir angels, brass French horns, figurines and ornaments, stuffed animals and so much more.


San Marino – Old Mill Road

May 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 


Friday May 6th from 9:00 to 5:00

Saturday May 7th from 10:00 to 4:00

Please know that we are sorry that we did not have the time or organization for early photos. We had two very long days! This home is filled with all the items that they have not chosen to take. It all belongs to this home and you will be amazed at the books, all newer with a few vintage and volume sets. Clothes & shoes Coach, Chanel, Citron, and so much more. The Christmas collection is extensive and beyond belief. There are dozens of German Nutcrackers. The planters and cache pots are many. The rugs are Turkish, Afghan, Pakistani.

Photo Apr 26, 10 12 22 AMOur next sale will be in a classic early 20th century home set on a hill that will absolutely be one of your favorites. It is really lovely, and it is so elevating just walking through the front door. The professional family that lives here and moving, is responsible for the miraculous restoration and tasteful regeneration of the grounds. The household is a wonderful balance of antiques and contemporary furnishings, with many items of different ages in between.

The furnishings include English chests, antique iron mirror w/custom iron base coffee table, pr. 30’s Deco arm chairs, silk and wool area rugs, 8 1/2’ Fr. Bibliotheague library cabinet w/glass doors, brown/blue & white geometric wing chair, 3-leg 19th C. mahogany round side table.

Steinway & Sons 1969 semi-concert grand piano Series B, 6’11” w/bench retails new at $72,000, (now $42,500 OBO), 19th C. cabinet on cabinet w/metal embossed doors, tall pricket candlestick, pr. overstuffed Victorian print club chairs, mid-century side chair & 2 salon chairs by Ligne Roset, Italian spires 4-poster queen bed/mattresses  in a music video w/Pia Zadora, yellow crackle finish farm cabinet, brown Asian wing chair, pr. antique Chinese screens, white iron double bed/mattresses & side table, small Melrose Ave. hall console w/drawers county rustic dresser & fabulous map drawers coffee table from the same establishment, lg. oversize French dresser on legs w/marble top, lg. silver ornate carved mirror, king size Gothic headboard/mattresses made from two twin beds, den sofa, antique early 19th C. Shaker style colonial pine farmer’s eggs cabinet from upstate New York and more.

The decorative accessories include signed pictures, lamps-floor & table of many styles, ginger jars, crystal, silver plate, glassware, faience pottery from Italy and Portugal, Mexico, Bustamante ceramic statue, bronze, serving dishes, kitchen, vases, picture frames, crystal, china, flatware, bar shakers, 8 Moroccan pillows, bedding, table linens, fused art glass, a Nora seasonal plate set, and more.

Ladies designer clothes size 12-14 and shoes size 9 & 10, handbags, accessories, and hats. Included are books-children, Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew, encyclopedias, classics, novels, education, law, history and more, small appliances, kitchen and butler’s pantry, Christmas, boys & girls clothes, many toys, some camping, bric-a-brac, sports, decorative cache pots and more!

We will add more to the list as the week progresses. ART WORK Greg Grownowsky ‘Hermes’ bronze and also signed litho “The Man With The Pipe #3” (of V.Van Gogh) by Greg as well, Raoul Dufy, Ron Riddick, Palmer, Tully (Hawaii), Toni and others. Here is some more items:

Ludwig Beatles children’s drum set, children’s guitars, many Clinique gift bags, dolls (Madame Alexander, 100s Beanie Babies, Cabbage Patch and more), painting easel, decorative wire bird cages, games, ski clothes, boots, snowboards, plastic tubs, 2 Mountain bikes – Diamond Back Duo Track & Pro Flex 857, Trays, serving baskets, Dept. 57, Luggage, vintage Gump’s San Francisco chafing dish, some antique linens, bedding and more after unpacking the garage today & tomorrow, Thurs.

*The list is subject to a few items being retained by the clients which were the pr antique Chinese altar tables, Victorian desk and salon chair, sets of pottery faience dishes, and some lamps.