EstatesNY, Estate Sale, Croton, NY (Westchester): Exceptional Doctor's Home Lifetime Accumulation

Dates and Times:
Friday, September 14, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012

Address: Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

(EstatesNY) Exceptional Croton-on-Hudson, NY (Westchester County) Doctor’s Home featuring lifetime accumulation of: art, porcelain, vintage Le Creuset, extraordinarily charming Parlor Grand Piano, antiques by Sohmer, art glass, perfume bottles, set Spode antique china, lovely antique occasional tables, blue and white porcelain, lots of lovely porcelain serving pieces and quality cookware, Victorian tiger oak hall tree, antique books, gorgeous brass bed, Moroccan vintage floor lamp, French inspired gilded and mirrored edge wall mirror, Eastlake parlor table, lace and linen, steamer trunks, antique typewriter, dolls, wicker, tribal carvings, vintage posters/prints, and marble topped armoire.

Everything is very unusual and in pristine condition. Come find some real treasure!

EstatesNY: Estate Sale, East Hampton, NY (Suffolk): Classy and fabulous furnishings

EstatesNY are proudly hosting another exceptional Hamptons home with decorator picked fine furnishings and many antiques… an eclectic event!!


Sale Dates and Times:
10/19/2012 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Friday)
10/20/2012 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Saturday)
10/21/2012 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Sunday)

Some items featured are French painted antiques, shelving, pine tables, desks, cabinets, authentic French library table, rustic Moroccan loveseat, white canvas sofa by SoHo Concepts, flat screen TVs, antique lantern chandelier, exquisite antique French door dining room table with large set of white canvas parson chairs by Restoration Hardware. Metal cabinet console (also by Restoration Hardware), Ralph Lauren leather wingback chairs, painted bamboo armoire, gorgeous faux bamboo coffee table brought back from Paris, lovely lamps, antique lighting, porcelain, ceramic ware, kitchen items, pottery, elaborate antique scale and shaving mirror, sterling vanity sets, jars, “what-nots”, paintings and prints by listed artists, wonderful art books and other books.

George Braque exhibition lithograph, antique iron four poster bed, mixed media art by H. Mann, other paintings, prints and antique signed prints, fantastic large doll house, antique samurai dolls, French side chairs, set Italian leather and chrome sling back chairs, overstuffed white sofa and coordinating side chairs, great country benches, shabby chic perfect accent pieces, upholstered bed and other bedroom suites, fabulous tufted chaise, gorgeous!

Antique English mahogany chest, antique Tansu chest, distressed kitchen table and chairs. Glass/chrome coffee table, fine large upholstered screen, Bedouin makeup chest, architectural prints, and magnificent collectibles still being unpacked! Fabulous carved columns, Deacon’s chair, lovely brand new outdoor furnishings by Restoration Hardware, tons still being discovered! Don’t miss a wonderful, priced to sell home with charming antiques and amazing accessories. There is also a TAMA drum set!

Come spend some time in idyllic East Hampton for a fall getaway and grab something special… Can’t wait to see you!

Estates NY, estate sales company in Westchester County, NY

Estates NY is an estate sale company with expertise in advertising, promotion and sales, specializing in selling art, antiques, collectibles, fine furnishings, and fine estate jewelry.

Formerly at Home Antiques of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, we have been in the antique and art field for over 30 years, and employ an appraiser who has 50 years experience in appraisals for many exclusive clients including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The White House, and many others.

Upcoming Sales

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The Sale Process

Estates NY is a full service Estate Sale and Appraisal Service that will help you obtain the best possible prices for your family possessions through Estate Sale, Auction or Private Sale.

We understand that the process of a sale is often difficult for the heirs, homeowners and family members. With over 25 years of experience in this field, we combine integrity and compassion with hard work and organization. Our goal is to make the process of an Estate Liquidation as easy and as palatable as possible.

If you are ready to get started, please get in touch with Estates NY!

Call Wendy King at: (914) 293-0178 or (914) 255-5776

Service Areas

We currently service all of Westchester and Rockland Counties (NY), Manhattan, the Bronx, Fairfield County (CT), and Northern New Jersey:

Westchester County, NY 

  • Briarcliff Manor
  • Bronxville
  • Croton–on–Hudson
  • Dobbs Ferry
  • Eastchester
  • Harrison
  • Hastings
  • Irvington
  • Larchmont
  • Mamaroneck
  • Mount Kisco
  • Mount Vernon
  • New Castle
  • New Rochelle
  • Ossining
  • Pelham
  • Pelham Manor
  • Pleasantville
  • Portchester
  • Rye
  • Rye Brook
  • Scarsdale
  • Sleepyhollow
  • Tarrytown
  • Tuckaho
  • White Plains
  • Yonkers
  • Yorktown

Rockland County, NY

  • Haverstraw
  • New City
  • Nyack
  • Pearl River
  • Pomona
  • Stony Point
  • Suffern
  • Tuxedo Park
  • Valley Cottage

Fairfield County, CT

  • Bridgeport
  • Brookfield
  • Danbury
  • Darien
  • Easton
  • Fairfield
  • Greenwich
  • Monroe
  • New Fairfield
  • Newton
  • Redding
  • Ridgefield
  • Shelton
  • Sherman
  • Stamford
  • Stratford
  • Trumbull
  • Weston
  • Westport
  • Wilton

Northern New Jersey

  • Alpine
  • Bernardsville
  • Cresskill
  • Englewood Cliffs
  • Franklin Lakes
  • Montclair
  • Mendham
  • Morristown
  • Ridgewood
  • Saddle River
  • Short Hills
  • Wayne
  • West Orange
  • Wyckoff
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EstatesNY: Purchase/Harrison, NY (Westchester) Fantastic Home

Address: Purchase, NY 10577

Dates and Time:

Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

We are delighted to offer the eclectic contents of a beautiful designer/collector’s home in Purchase, New York.

Featured are: Mid-Century, modern, traditional, vintage and antique furnishings, art and decorative accessories as well as an enormous variety of one of a kinds and quality household items. Featured: a fabulous pair of Milo Baughman club chairs in their original upholstery, Pearsall stylized sofa and chaise in new upholstery, ceramic and stone sculptures, a magnificent Murano Venini waterfall chandelier, Thayer and Coggin easy chairs, Pace leather and chrome chairs, a Noguchi cocktail table, a unique custom Golden Crown IV Brunswick pool table with copper fixtures, Italian villa antique doors, a variety of Chinese furnishings which include lacquer altar tables, a red waterfall console table, a distressed antique altar table, a set of beautifully done set of Chinoiserie chairs in charming upholstery accessorized by matching window treatments, a pair of Chinoiserie 1920s bronze and brass lamps with enamel work and an ornate Chinese 8 panel screen (unusually detailed!) To complete the dining room: an ebony Art Deco dining room table, unusual and transitional. Fab dhurries and other woven carpets.

There are many sets of silver serving pieces, from simple to ornate, sets of quality crystal and glass including Baccarat perfume bottles, art glass vases, some antique, fine china, ceramics including Gien French tableware. For the more casual décor: several pine and maple antique country tables and stands and several primitive pieces including a large oversized dough bowl, cast iron mortar and pestle, and etc.

Many fabulous vintage pieces: sets of 1960s chrome stools, all newly upholstered and ready to go! Prints, posters and oils by listed artists! A show-stopping Carter oversized sectional, the ultimate in comfort and versatility in cotton velvet upholstery, exquisite! A Ralph Lauren coffee table chest in leather with nail head trim, fab! A few one of a kinds worth mention include a large brass telescope (antique), a gas lamp table converted, lighting of all kinds including sconces and many lamps, some period 1950s.

Quality household items include: work benches, store fixturing, shelving, butcher block island, holiday décor, ping pong table, linens, window treatments, etc., and Brunswick bumper pool table.

Estate Sale, Bedford Hills, NY (Westchester): Beautiful Manor

Come visit us at this magnificent home and find a treasure: fine furnishings, antiques, art and jewelry, featuring Chesterfield sofa, an exceptional antique English mahogany free-standing bar, vintage marble and brass tables, Restoration Hardware items, antique print collection, and a fabulous set of outdoor furniture.

Extraordinary home, still unpacking!

Date and Time:
Saturday, December 15, 2012

10:00 am-4:30 pm


EstatesNY: Estate Sale in Pound Ridge NY (Westchester) Fine Antiques, Lifelong Collector in Fantastic Manor

Address: Pound Ridge, NY 10576

Dates and Time:
Friday, March 7, 2014, 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 10:00am-4:00pm

Here is a sale that we just can’t stop talking about… the contents of a life-long collector’s amazing home in Pound Ridge that is filled with fine antiques and lots of eclectic pieces that will warm up your home or enhance your collection.

Featured are a pair of antique Italian Ceramica busts that are certainly one of a kind. They feature the heads of the famous Florentine D’Este family and they are exquisite! Find this beautiful Rococo mirror unlike any we have ever seen… Also an exceptional dining suite – gorgeous mahogany inlay pedestal table that reduces in size (outer circumference leaves can be removed), wonderful skirted Parson style chairs in like new condition, many fine candelabras, Royal Vienna porcelain, bronzes, gilded mirrors, tasseled sofas, fine 19th Century art, collectible black and white photography, a room sized framed mural of Giverny oil by French artist, Aubusson carpets, marble topped credenzas, fantastic Louis XVI style desks all 19th Century with fine inlay and brass ormolus, antique bergère, framed floral photography, bombé chests, an exceptional French “bibliotheque” cabinet with wonderful marquetry inlay, a large classic traditional custom mahogany wall unit, Victorian miniatures, painted Victorian vases, silver, Gallé and Tiffany lamps, French vintage posters, many good lamps and fine chandeliers, outdoor statuary and furniture… all incredible pieces, most one of a kind and a thrilling array of fine antiques.

Our pictures tell the story!

EstatesNY: Eastchester, NY (Westchester) Art, Judaica, Silver, Family Estate

Address: Eastchester, New York 10709

Dates and Time:

Friday, October 4, 2013, 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 10:00am-4:00pm

A fine family home filled with treasure!

Featured: beautiful antique French cloisonné clock and candelabra set, large Atmos Le Coultre clock, sterling silver, European oils and prints, extraordinary crystal chandelier, charming doll collection - vintage to antique, plus dollhouses, antique lace, jewelry, 60s furniture, Venetian mirrors, Judaica books and collectibles, fine china, eclectic furniture, grand piano, and more!

Cash or credit card only.

EstatesNY: White Plains, NY (Westchester) Eclectic Property

Address: White Plains, NY 10605

Dates and Time:
Friday, September 6, 2013, 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 10:00am-4:00pm

EstatesNY are offering the estate of an eclectic property containing the lifetime accumulation of Hermes designer:

Vintage Hermes clothing and accessories, great smalls: Baccarat, Limoges, Lalique, Steuben, and etc. 60s designer items: Lucite nesting tables, fabulous and unusual French iron vintage chandeliers, charming Bergere chairs, 60s furniture/accessories, unique art… eclectic!

Also iron outdoor furniture, planters, and great digging!!

EstatesNY: Armonk/Bedford Hills, NY (Westchester) Formerly David Hockney's Studio

Address: Bedford Corners, NY 10549

Dates and Time:
Friday, July 26, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013

10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Come see this fabulously eclectic home that was formerly David Hockney’s studio in a beautiful setting:

You will find a variety of good art: Chagalls, Kandinsky lithos, Eberhardt, Alvar, primitive oil portraits, and more.

Carved vintage dining room suite, industrial French country kitchen table, vintage Grand Prix poster, pool table, jewelry, great smalls, chinoiserie cabinets, fine carpets, faux pony recliners, iron/tile top outdoor furniture, a charming Steinway console piano, Italian black leather couch and matching occasional chair, Pottery Barn sectional, antique carved settee, carved “animal” screen, antique Thangka, Simpsons pinball arcade, fine framed posters, oak Mission office furniture - that would also make a great boy’s bedroom grouping, leaded glass barrister bookcases, wine shelving, platform bed, and more!

There are tons of plants, cement outdoor planters, books, games, and kids items.

Check us out this week!

EstatesNY: Estate Sale, New City, NY (Rockland) Lovely Manor

Address: New City, NY 10956

Dates and Time:
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013

10:00 AM-4:30 PM

We are featuring a gorgeous array of antiques and quality items at this lovely New City Manor:

A rosewood marquetry dining table with brass mounts and lion feet, walnut and gilt French Empire style chairs, an exceptional signed antique French Art Nouveau carpet, crystal and massive iron chandeliers, a set of 19th century burl wood chairs with needlepoint seats, ladies antique dressing table with full length mirror, like new Ethan Allen furniture including a great leather sofa with nailhead trim and easy chairs in classic upholstery, French Morbier “wag on wall” repoussé brass clock, pairs of skirted custom tufted sofas, magnificent custom burl wood pool table with carved accessory rack, wonderful Renaissance Revival carved cabinet, Louis XV style king size bed, burl wood with brass mounts and trim and fine European linens, Louis Vuitton luggage, pair carved gilt accented silk and tufted 19th century boudoir chairs, charming iron bed, antique French bed, new bedding, Aubusson style carpet, coordinating set of antique charming French parlor settee lounge with ottoman custom fringed upholstery, Waterford Crystal and antique Limoges/Havilland service, designer clothing, men’s clothing, vintage toys, video arcade machines, Finnish sauna unit, Trotter Universal machine, electronics including B&O audio system, large outdoor wooden swing/child’s play set, lots of iron outdoor furniture and planters.

Come visit! Find treasure here and at our other sale in Sleepy Hollow.

We have two wonderful sales this weekend, take a look! Be sure and make them both!!

EstatesNY: Estate Sale, Sleepy Hollow, NY (Westchester) Lovely Home

Address: Sleepy Hollow, NY, 10591

Dates and Time:
Friday, July 19, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013 - Extra day added!
10:00 AM-4:00 PM

We are delighted to be selling the contents of an amazing Sleepy Hollow home filled with:

Wonderful oil paintings, sterling silver, fine transferware, antique French Family Crest documents, painted dressers, tons of smalls, black and white photography, horse prints, Sotheby’s quality 19th century fabulous gilded sconces and French antique heavily gilt mirror, Empire fainting couch, Theo Alexander game table with walnut inlay and barley twist legs, fab pair of animal hide chairs, fine carpets, antique American crockery, leather library chairs with nailhead trim by Restoration Hardware, counter stools, fab Baker circular dining table with fluted barrel base, heavy inlay, set of perfect skirted Parson style chairs, so much at this house.


We have two wonderful sales this weekend, take a look! Be sure and make them both!!

EstatesNY: Estate Sale, Chappaqua, NY (Westchester) Beautiful Estate

Dates and time:

Friday, June 7, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013

10:00 am-4:30 pm

This home features many fine antiques including: 19th century Irish pine cupboard hutch, farmhouse dining table, painted Windsor chairs, 17th century pewter, antique mantle mirror, Oriental carpets, Chinese vases, antique trundle pine sleigh bed, antique lamps, English grandfather clock c. 1760, T. Brown Chester with certified restoration, antique rosewood barometer, also certified restoration, lovely antique wicker, antique iron beds, and a wonderful set of Woodard wrought iron outdoor furniture - like new!

A pair of Duncan Phyfe chests, an antique pine trunk, antique pine storage bench, antique pine storage bench, Spongeware, 19th century portraits, landscapes, mahogany bar unit by Baker, leather sofa/club chairs by Domaine, antique Scandinavian armoire, shabby chic painted set, Eurocave wine cellar (capacity: 2,500 bottles), Acoma pottery, Mexican Oaxacan figures, old prints and posters, archery, camping, paint ball equipment, and CDs… a barn full!

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EstatesNY: Estate Sale, Bedford Village, NY (Westchester): Fabulous Mid-Century Home

Dates and Time:

Friday, May 17, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013

10:00 am-4:30 pm


Contents of lifetime accumulation featuring great assortment of Mid-Century furnishings… an untouched estate includes pair of Baughman rosewood sofas, Saarinen tables, 60s chairs, several Herman Miller chairs, slatted benches, signed prints, designer vintage dining set, leather and chrome Italian chairs, teakwood outdoor set, and a quality collection of African and Oceanic art carvings and artifacts.

Jewelry, Kachina dolls, Israeli and Mideastern antiquities.

Also a 2006 XLE Toyota Camry, fully loaded, one owner.

EstatesNY: Estate Sale: Pleasantville, NY (Westchester) Lifetime Accumulation

A RUSH!! Priced to sell Estate Sale: Chinese ceramics, majolica, period American table, china, jewelry, prints and antique furniture including old four poster… lots more come dig!

Find treasure at this lovely home.

Sorry, no time for pictures for this sale.

Dates and times:

Friday, April 26th, 2013 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm


EstatesNY: Estate Sale: Fantastic Pleasantville, NY (Westchester) Collector's Home

EstatesNY are delighted to offer this fantastic estate of extraordinarily fine decorator furnishings, antiques, accessories and collections.

Dates and times:

Friday, April 12, 2013
: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday, April 13, 2013
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday, April 14, 2013
: 11:00 am to 4:30 pm


This includes a large collection of large Chinese blue and white urns/porcelain, temple and ginger jars, ivory Chinese puzzle balls, carved bone Chinese snuff bottle, fine porcelain caskets with brass mounts, English (George III style) Althorp stool, a pair of the perfectly upholstered Victorian Eastlake chairs, a gorgeous English wing back chair with distressed leather and nail head trim, Villeroy and Boch “Laguna” crystal, fine crystal etched perfume bottles, fine porcelain: (some examples) Limoges, Meissen, Danish, Lladros, and others including many pieces of antique blue and white.

For art lovers or collectors there is lots to choose from including a statement piece: An enormous oil portrait of Chinese woman in gilt frame that is a show stopper!, other work by listed artists Marvin Markman, Ken Keely, Oscar Lakeman, fine Botero reproduction paintings, mixed media gallery art; collection of art glass featuring Murano and signed studio pieces.

Many more one of kind exceptional furnishings… large English bench with X base in tufted distressed leather, Theodore Alexander English Barrel Chair in leather, pair of custom burl wood chairs (fab) and a chest on stand with Queen Anne legs (also Theodore!), lovely Regency Settee with silk upholstery, the perfect item!! A traditional tray top coffee table with extensive mother of pearl inlay (like new), Louis XVI marble topped demi Lune cabinet, a very fine reproduction English secretary with elaborate inlay… and something that won’t last long: A pair of Mid-Century glass console tables with brass accents, an “over the top”, painted occasional table with brass mounts, Chinese folding screen with jade and mother of pearl carvings, and a definite highlight: a pair of blue and white porcelain parrot ormolu candelabras.

Looking for a cozy sofa? A lovely set, all down-filled by Carol Hicks Bolton with a coordinating chair and ottoman… Very shabby chic, but the highest quality. Included are lots of carpeting, Chinese rugs, Oriental/Middle Eastern hand knotted carpets, all great values in the perfect color combinations.

There is an amazing collection of the highest quality dollhouse furniture by Bespaq (in new condition with boxes), and a dollhouse, also tons of quality accessories for flooring, lighting, etc. Wonderful!!

Unusual and eclectic items: A collector Chinese Chess set with oversized carved chess pieces and exceptional inlay wood chess board (never used and hand carried back from China); also, not to be forgotten are sets of botanicals including Besler by Trowbridge in custom Italian gilt frames. For the perfect accents: quality sets of brass lamps with brass mounts and silk shades by Maitland Smith, Decorative Crafts, Frederick Cooper, and Theodore Alexander… also clocks by the same makers.

Clothing/Bags/Accessories: Good designer items (Louis Vuitton, Cole Hahn, Donna Karan couture, shoes, etc.) There is also a beautiful full length mink coat and raccoon coat.

So much to see! Are you a crafter? A giant closet full of unusual crafting supplies including gold and silver leaf. Vintage skis, a pristine vintage typewriter and Singer sewing machine in cherry cabinet with original accessories, antique Chinese and other Asian baskets, Indonesian horse statues and other eclectic statues including a marble bust.

See more pictures and more info here. Plus you can also join our email list online!

Estate Sale, White Plains, NY (Westchester): Lovely, Eclectic Doctor's Home featuring wonderful Art Collection

Saturday, August 25, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012

10:00 am to 4:30 pm


EstatesNY are pleased to be featuring in this beautiful home many good Mid-Century oil paintings and fine 18th Century antique European paintings and antique prints all by listed artists: Purdy, Pels, Dominik, Cignoroli, Goya, Canaletto, Beham, Pascin, Dusart, Linschoten, and many others!

Also some great Mid-Century furnishings, couches, tables, etc. and Art Deco furniture.

There is Tibetan art including an antique tankha, 60s and vintage posters, sculpture by Grisard and Remington, lighting, a collection of Pre-Columbian statues, relics, costume jewelry. All of the usual chatch too.

An eclectic home full of treasure!

Estate Sale, New Rochelle, NY: Eclectic Treasures and Collections!

A truly fascinating sale of an untouched estate featuring the lifetime accumulation of a collector… from the affordable to the fabulous:

Sale Dates:
Friday, June 8, 2012, 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday, June 9, 2012, 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday, June 10, 2012, 11 am to 3:30 pm

Location: New Rochelle, NY 10583

Amazing Lalique glass (lots), Baccarat, Lladros, Steuben, Wedgwood, Tiffany porcelain and crystal, sterling silver… Mexican and South American Pottery…. enamel and porcelain box collection, art glass, etc. The highlights are all kinds of midcentury items– a Saarinen table, 60s velvet sofa, 60s lacquer coffee table,  outdoor iron sets, 60s posters, prints, etc. Also featured is a heavily carved Victorian Tiger Oak Table and Sideboard, a Tiger Oak upright piano and Tiger Oak Victorian Hall Tree all in immaculate condition.

Also for sale, a large collection of rams and a tremendous collection of cats including glass eyed cat andirons, and cat prints, figurines (some really cool ones from the 50s and 60s…., amazing one of a kind needlepoint pillows in 60s designs and other … dolls and fabulous dollhouse furniture, barrister bookcases, stamps, an interesting teapot collection, large Victorian beveled mirror, fishing “stuff”, art books, games, records, nice brass etageres  and glass and brass 70s cocktail and side tables,  display cases, vintage clothing, tons of vintage designer and newer designer bags, costume jewelry, other eclectic and fashionable furniture. Need a 5’ Lousiville Slugger Bat? We’ve got one.

Goodies galore… plan to spend some time at this wonderful home. This is a three day event!!

Stamford, CT: Antiques, Fine Furnishings and Lovely Treasures

Estates NY are featuring this eclectic home with exceptional fine furnishings, antiques, and lots of treasures, featuring:

Sale Dates:

Friday, June 1, 2012, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday, June 2, 2012, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm


Stamford, CT, 06903

Art deco clocks, chandeliers, Sterling Candelabras, Cloisonne and Champleves including large altar urns, exceptional Ralph Lauren mahogany dining room suite with gorgeous button back, nailhead accent leather chairs, chaise-lounges, a simply beautiful gilded custom mantel mirror by Craftsmen Guild, antique porcelain including Limoges fish set, a set of vintage Wedgwood fine china-service for 12, a truly magnificent Belter heavily carved Victorian rosewood sofa, antique and vintage advertising items, mahjong sets, Maxfield Parish prints, a large authentic Vintage French poster, a collection of animation cells, costume and sterling jewelry (some Tiffany), art glass, a charming like new Grange dining set with high back woven rope chairs (the perfect family dining suite!), a collection of art deco lighters/compacts, sports memorabilia, Winchester Shotgun, clothing and quality household furnishings, Brown and Jordan outdoor.

Come find that something special!

Nonagenarian’s Estate in New Rochelle, NY: Fishing, Hunting, Vintage Galore

Sale Dates:
Friday, March 23, 2012, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday, March 24, 2012, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Location: New Rochelle, NY 10801

Estates NY are selling the lifetime estate contents of a nonagenarian’s home who was an avid birder,  hunter and fisherman!  Lots of great quality fishing rods still in their cases, (many Orvis, bamboo, fly fishing),  hunting knife collection, bird taxidermy, fish taxidermy, decoy collection, lots of hunting and fishing tackle, lures, hand-tied flies, fly fishing items, military and police items including great badges and other interesting medals, “war” toys,  airplane and miniature military ship models, cast iron dogs, prints and paintings, books, barometers, porcelain, Waterford crystal, Royal Doulton, crystal chandelier, vintage perfume, costume jewelry, vintage purses, grandfather clock, vintage radios and clocks, mahogany vintage bedroom and dining room sets, plant stands, globes,  men’s clothing (L.L.Bean and Eddie Bauer, still with original tags), “hunt” clothing, sheepskin coat, leather coat by Orvis, etc., also cool 50′s furniture, stools, kitchenware and chatch galore!

We are calling this a “man-sale” (but there is tons for the ladies too!) … Come dig for these great vintage finds!  This is the place to find a lamp made from horns and antler hangings … or if you need a vintage camp table with seats attached we’ve got it for you!

Westchester Estate Sales 101

What do you do on your winter weekend? Imagine this scene: throngs of people waiting at the front door of a luxurious home, waiting in the cold, anxious looks on their faces. They arrive early, some at 5 in the morning, waiting for hours until the doors will open at 10 am. They clutch “tickets” in their hands which will allow them entry to the home. They try to peak through the windows, even walking through the back yard, to figure out what could be in the house for them to buy!

Consider this latest weekend craze or pastime if you will, the Westchester Estate sale.  This crowd has even earned themselves the nickname of estate sale mafia, those dealers and collectors ho are willing to practically fight their way into people homes to grab up the latest estate sale treasures, items that they can only get at estate sales, quality items that are resalable, or even will find a place in their homes to be coveted and collected for many years.

These sales are run by estate sale professionals. Companies like EstatesNY who organize, dig out, display and tag the treasures with prices sometimes as low as 1/10th of the retail value were you so inclined to purchase them at a store or online. Wendy King of EstatesNY explains, “people have sales for different reasons. They want to sell almost everything in their homes; they are either downsizing or decluttering, or just need to turn “stuff” into much-needed cash. Or, more than likely they may have lost a family member who was a collector for most of the lives, and need help.”  

Estate sale companies are paid on a commission basis to organize and run these sales . The object:  to empty the home, to make sure that these items do not end up donated, or even more often in a dumpster. The items are not limited to household items, but are often valuable sets of silver, antique clocks, fine art and the accumulated collection of coins, knick-knacks or other valuables. You can also find practical items like pots and pans, kitchen appliances, designer clothing and women’s accessories like scarves, wallets and shoes. They price items reasonably, but at a rate that the owners can live with.  “It’s a fine line to walk when you are pricing the contents of a home, you want to sell it, but you don’t want to give it away… You have to give the stuff dignity, so to speak and please the homeowner too”, says Wendy King of EstatesNY.  But Estate Sales patrons know that there is no end to the possibilities!  Recently at a sale my clients purchased an antique set of sterling flatware for $4,000, a French clock, and a couple of vintage Louis Vuitton purses priced around $295 each.  While at the sale they also called their Mom when they saw a microwave for $15.00 knowing that hers had just died and she needed a new one! That was added to their tab totaling $5,215.00 worth of items.

Estate Sales are primarily advertised on line and in the local newspapers. There are often as many as 10 different sales going on over a weekend, and if you speak to the customers, they will tell you that they map out their morning so they go to the best sounding sale first, and then subsequently, those who don’t rate as highly in their eyes.  It is a bit of a guessing game, and sometimes the ads lure you in, but the items aren’t always what they seem to be advertised as. So you have to figure out which are the freshest and best estates, meaning which houses will contain the treasures they are interested in purchasing. You have to read between the lines to figure out which houses will really have treasure, and those that will have nothing more than junk.  More importantly the object is to be early to the house to be the first one into the house to grab up the best treasures… usually the best items are sold within the first 5 minutes. Dealers and collectors alike know that if they don’t get there early, and aren’t among the the first five people let into a home, they will not get the most desirable finds. 

This craze is also immortalized on television, there are reality shows like Cash and Cari, a show on HGTV about a woman in the Midwest who does these sales, and in fact even has a consignment, antique store for the leftover items that do not get sold at the sale.  Then there is Big Brian the Fortune Seller on tru TV, for much over-exaggerated drama…

There are even websites that will help you map out your conquests, by showing you where all of the sales are on a map that you can use to plan your route.  So happy treasure hunting, but bring plenty of cash …… talks!