The second week will be Saturday and Sunday ONLY.

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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, rugs, French decorative arts, slot machines, chandeliers, china, porcelains, furs, vintage handbags, jewelry, clothing, hardware, Christmas, wigs, needlepoints, textiles, bolts and bolts of fabric, library, and much, much more.

Highlights include:

NO new items but we still have plenty of vintage clothes, hats, purses, furs, bolts of material and books.

Furniture: various French style sofas, pairs of fauteuils, coffee tables, end tables, Victorian rococo revival settee,  night stands, sets of chairs, game table, and much more.  A set of 10 early twentieth century William and Mary side chairs; antique French four shelf marble topped Louis XV style bookcase; a fabulous rococo revival three panel gilt wood screen; pair of Henredon diminutive country French Bombay commode night stands; set of four Widdicomb chairs.

Decorative accessories:  antique English terrestrial globe on stand, and many more things.

Art: Hudson River school paintings, Native American portrait by Walter Eagle, landscapes, horse paintings, prints, photographs, bronze plaques, and more.

Asian art: Tibetan temple piece with turquoise and coral.  Ming style elephant garden stool.  Massive Chien Lung reign marked bottle form vase with fabulous iron red group of foo dogs painting.  A 35.5 inch high Chinese marble Guan Yin sculpture.

Pottery: porcelains and crystal, including a rose medallion service with numerous serving pieces,  Satsuma tea and dessert service, Havilland service.

Sterling Silver: International sterling "Joan of Arc"; Southwind sterling flatware.

Rugs:  Persian and Chinese, including three room sized Kirman and two Nasvins and numerous Nichols and Fette of all sizes.

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.

Miscellaneous: A vintage one-arm bandit slot machine; a Vegas casino vintage poker machine; a pachinko arcade game; Wurlitzer stereo model juke box; Tiffany desk set.

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.

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