Estate Sales

We conduct estate, retirement and moving sales from Ventura to San Juan Capistrano. If it is important enough, we will go anywhere in the Continental United States.

We are a partnership and we focus on sales that we estimate will produce gross sales of $15,000 or more. If we have to decline your sale we will recommend another company that we believe possesses the integrity, experience and proficiency necessary achieve fine results for you. We will provide referral contact information to you on our past clients at your request.

Our Services

  • Public Estate, Retirement and Moving Sales.
  • Private (by appointment only) Estate, Retirement and Moving Sales.
  • Consultation on do-it-yourself Estate & Moving Sales, including Valuations (i.e. the prices that will work and numerous tips on how to have a successful sale on your own.)
  • Business Liquidation.
  • Appraisal Services, from formal to verbal.

Professional Experience

Diane M DellaValle: I owned The Antique House from 1981 until I closed my store on 12-31-2004. Prior to that, I owned The American Oak Antique Co. in Temecula from 1978 until 1981. We have been doing liquidations full time since 2005. Additionally, I am a working Certified Accredited Personal Property Appraiser since 2008.

Richard M. Schumaker: Richard has been a dealer in the Pasadena Antique Center for 30 years and a registered dealer at the Pasadena City College Swap Meet for 30 years.

Antiques, Contemporary & just plain household goods

We both have many years of experience in household and antique liquidation, and as an accredited appraiser I have access to numerous areas of investigation to successfully research rare and unique properties including antiquities.