Get the Flash Player to see this player.

The second week will be Saturday and Sunday ONLY (October 30 and 31.)

View Item Gallery

We will be open for two week-ends; shut down for re-stocking and re-open.

San Diego Estate Sales is privileged to announce the sale of the Estate of the late renowned raconteuse, Helen Alvarez Smith, ex wife of C. Arnholt Smith. Without a doubt this will be the only estate sale of its kind. There is something for everyone here. Thousands upon thousands of rare and unusual items from throughout the world are being offered.

Come take a look and take advantage of incredible bargains. Truly something for everyone in this sale. Architectural elements, art, antiques, vintage furniture, screens, Asian art, rugs, French decorative arts, slot machines, chandeliers, crystal, china, porcelains, furs, vintage handbags, jewelry, clothing, hardware, Christmas, wigs, tapestries, needlepoints, textiles, bolts and bolts of fabric, library, and much, much more.

Highlights include:

Furniture, an impressive iron with gilt highlights console table base, pair rococo of gilt wood console table bases, various French style sofas, pairs of fauteuils, coffee tables, chests, end tables, buffets, Victorian rococo revival settee, French Victorian rococo revival three panel screen, Italian beds, night stands, sets of chairs, game tables, and much more.

Decorative accessories, Empire period chandelier, Islamic brass overlaid pendant light shade, scores of gilt bronze sconces, many with porcelain mounts, marble columns, oversize gilt bronze candlesticks, antique English terrestrial globe on stand, many unique lamps, boxes and many more things.

Art, Hudson River school paintings, Dutch landscapes, portraits, Native American portrait, landscapes, horse paintings, prints, photographs, bronze plaques, and more.

Asian art, porcelains, palace size vases, cloisonné’ s, bronzes, furniture, Japanese, Chinese and Indian screens, numerous architectural panels, buddas, Tibetan art, stands, bases, palace size Chinese lantern, scrolls, prints, many rugs and more.

Pottery, porcelains and crystal, including a huge rose medallion service with numerous serving pieces, a Japanese Imari dinner service, Satsuma tea and dessert service, Havilland service, Spoode Wickerdale service, French desk set, set of Bavarian under plates, several sets of crystal stem and bar ware, numerous vanity pieces, and much, much more.

Rugs, Persian and Chinese of all origins, sizes and ages, runners, etc,

Designer Fashions

Vintage Sunglasses: Emmanuelle Khanh, YSL, Nina Ricci, Ted Lupidus, Courreges and more.

Belts by Judith Leiber

Scarves / Shawls: Escada, Diane Van Fustenberg, Diane Gold, Oscar de la Renta, Anne Klein, Evan Picone, Mondi, Ralph Lauren, Bob Mackie, Givency, Missoni & more.

Handbags: Carlo Fiori, Sharie, Gucci, Maxx, Rosenfeld, Holzman, vintage Judith Leiber and more.

Shoes: Sizes 6 – 7 Bruno Magli, Stuart Weizman, Herbert Levine, Charles Jourdan, Joseph, Louis Vuitton, Bally, Ferragamo, Anne Klein, Chanel, Gucci and more.

Clothing and Vintage Dresses: Sizes 4 – 8 Escada, Merv Newall, Estelle Allardale, Fleischer, Besore, Pedro Rodriguez, Josh Hogan, Sti Martin, Jack Bryan, Oscar De La Renta, Ports International, Adolfo, Missoni, Mr. Dino and many custom made in Italy.

Fur Coats: Natural Light Mink 38” long, Natural Ranch Mink 44” long, Grey Shadow Mink 41” long, Mahogany Mink 43” long, Brown Shadow Mink Stroller 28” long, Winter Ermine Cape 15”, White Mink 40” long, Brown Horse Coat w/ leather piping 43” long, Autumn Haze Mink w/leather 36” long, Ranch Mink reversed to Poplin Rain Coat 42” long, Dark Brown Sheared Nutria 41” long, Broadtail Lamb w/Mink Collar and many more.

Terms and Conditions

All sales are final so look before you buy! All items sold as is. CALIFORNIA STATE SALES TAX If you are not tax exempt, you will be charged 8.75% sales tax on all purchases. If you are tax exempt and you are purchasing items for resale, you must provide your valid California resale seller’s permit and fill out the appropriate resale certificate for our files. No exceptions.