Warehouse Liquidation Sale September 9-13: Something for Everyone!

South San Francisco, CA   September 4, 2021 Submitted by the YES Co.

SEPTEMBER 9 – 13 / THURS – MON / 10AM – 4PM

The YES Co will conduct a liquidation sale for the Elsie Smith Incorporation – Elsie was known for selecting unusual furniture and decorations for over 50 years – at one time she had a 60,000 sq ft warehouse on Battery Street filled with a collage of treasures from around the world /


This 5 DAY SALE will be in smaller premises but packed with fine art, antique furniture, Asian furniture and cultural items, screens, room dividers, rugs, collectibles, lighting, decorative objects, statuary, vintage toys, modern and antiquarian books, religious items, miniatures – and lots of other useful and unusual items – this is only a partial listing as there is much more to behold !

TRAFFIC / TERRAIN TIPS – very easy to find – 2 blocks East of the famous SF restaurant “The Old Clam House” at Bayshore Blvd and Oakdale Avenue – parking is good right on Barneveld Avenue with very large curb spaces – please do not block business entrances /

bring large vehicles and your own help – masks are required and social distancing – we do not answer advance questions – except regarding very large items – just please attend the sale when possible – thank you – The YES Co Staff



  • origin, period or styleantique, Afghani, Biedermeier, Chinese, Ching, Chippendale, custom, Edo, English, Empire, French, Italian, Louis, Lombardy, Mexico, Meiji, Ming, Modern, Pre-Colombian, Regence, Regency, Sheraton, Spanish, vintage, Venetian, Veneto, Windsor
  • altars, armoire, bars, bar stool, bombe, bamboo, cabinets, café, carts, chairs, chaise, chests, desk, claw foot, clipper ship, cocktail, credenza, curio, desk, dressers, escritoire, etagere, hand painted, hand carved, highboy, ornate mirrors, secretary, serpentine, servers, sideboards, sofas, tables, tansu, trunks, huge antique “cyclops” windmill
  • and more


  • antique armoire     1820  China                                                    53x27x81h
  • black regency leather top game table Spain                               34x34x29h
  • hand painted blue louis xv brunch table Spain                            39x39x27h
  • hand-carved Swedish pine Chippendale clawfoot
  • gate-leg table w/ two drawers / brass hardware Spain            54×22-65x29h
  • Swedish pine double school desk 1830 Spain                      40x29x30                        Swedish pine bank school desk   1830  Spain                                24x32x34h
  • Lombardy chest with four drawers Italy                                       45x22x39h
  • xvi century hewn wood chest    1520  Hungary                            47x26x33h
  • balustrades            Italy                                                                    59x8x31h
  • balustrade             Italy                                                                  118x8x31h
  • Veneto empire chest Italian walnut     1840  Italy                         49x23x40h
  • custom hand-carved & unfinished Yucatan mahogany
  • Louis XV dining /     game table    Mexico                                  44x44x30h
  • Italian walnut single library               Italy                                  38x19x88h
  • hand painted white with gold floral design louis XV
  • Venetian serpentine chest Italy                                                     45x21x37h
  • altar cabinet white with blue & gold            Italy                        51x17x40h
  • Luigi XVI four section library bookcase in Italian
  • walnut with burl drawers / doors                 Italy                      149x20x96h
  • hand-carved chest w/ interior drawers 1860  China                     42x20x42h
  • hand painted venetian chest “Lacca Povera” 1730  Italy            66x25x41h
  • carved afghani chest with sliding front panel Afghanistan           44x23x47h
  • carved afghani chest with sliding front panel Afghanistan                   38x21x48h
  • Swedish pine chest/trunk 1840  Spain                                          69x28x34h
  • Swedish pine chest/trunk printers inside       1830  Spain          60x24x32h
  • chest/trunk brix leg                  Austria                                       49x20x28h
  • chest/trunk three panels with hearts & flowers Austria               45x21x26h
  • green chest/trunk no. 9 three panels with vase in center Austria 52x23x24h
  • red/green chest/trunk no. 10 two arches Austria                       57x22x29h
  • natural wooden chest XVI century      Hungary                        41x19x25h
  • oak lift top Georgian coffer three panel front
  • over two drawers   18th   England                                               59x23x35h
  • hewn wood chest no. 14 three panels with dark
  • green floral Austria                                                                      57x24x25h
  • decorated chest repainted in 1819 as wedding gift   Austria         56x26x23h
  • 5 panel chest with his no. 12              Austria                             52x27x26h
  • one drawer chest original paint (carmel) 1786 Austria                50x30x31h
  • Empire clawfoot highboy genuine mahogany 1804 USA           48x24x69h
  • red hand painted chinoiserie clock case     Spain                        23x10x84h
  • partners desk leather with gold tooling / glass top –
  • three drawers on each side 1850 England                                    72x47x30h
  • pigski trunk with two locks      1850  China                             34x25x14h
  • pine bin table                 USA                                                     47x27x30h
  • half moon bamboo table  1800  China                                          54x27x34h
  • old sf fox theatre mirror gold leaf under white paint.                 72x12x100h
  • louis xvi intaglio dining table with three leaves;
  • Italian walnut”      1810  Italy                                               63-122x39x31h
  • natural wicker trunk       Hong Kong                                           37x21x21h
  • cream with blue balustrade       Italy                                              73x7x28h
  • empire chest 1820  Italy                                                                 48x24x40h
  • foo dog altar table 1820  China                                                    28x26x21h
  • hand-carved oxblood bedside cabinet 1870   China                     45x11x16h
  • hand-carved & hand painted red two door cabinet 1860 China   31x24x76h
  • four gods cabinet   1820  China                                                    54x27x76h
  • two piece cabinet   1850  China                                                    51x25x79h
  • carved two ladies cabinet with lattice sides   1840  China           53x27x78h
  • hand painted red acrylic lacquer Chinese Chippendale
  • glass top dining table  Spain                                                       68x35x30h
  • brass brazier (2 pieces)             India                                                 19×32
  • many 17th century large porch doors with center doors   1620  Spain


  • rush seat arm chair with Swedish pine frame Spain         38h
  • hand-carved Swedish pine side chair with rush seat Spain         44h
  • Swedish pine arm chair with rush seat Spain 37h
  • hand-carved Italian walnut louis xv arm chair with Belgian line
  • velvet nail head trim  Italy         47h
  • set of ten vintage hand-carved Italian walunt Louis XIII side
  • chairs w/ tan Belgian linen velvet / nail head trim   Italy  44h
  • hand-carved Italian walnut Louis XIII side chair with red
  • Belgian linen velvet & nail heads Italy         44h
  • hand-carved Italian walnut Louis XIII side chair with tan
  • Belgian linen velvet & nail heads  Italy        44h
  • hand-carved Italian walnut Louis XIII side chair in coral calfskin
  • suede  with nail head trim                 Italy   44h
  • hand-carved Italian walnut Queen Anne goat foot side chair
  • Belgian linen  velvet seat & nail head trim            Italy   43h
  • hand-carved Swedish pine side chair with rush seat”  Spain       45h
  • set of four vintage hand-carved regence side chairs with tan
  • calf skin –  24 kt tooling & nail head trim      Italy 37h
  • four vintage hand-carved regency side chairs with pumpkin                                              tooling & nail head trim                Italy   37h
  • set of four Chinese Chippendale side chairs with handtied cane back,
  • blue velvet seat & nail head trim                 Italy   43h
  • hand-carved Yucatan mahogany side chair with leather seat &
  • nail head trim                Mexico        32h
  • rush seat armchair dark wooden finish         1770  Spain 36h
  • Charles II armchair carved lion heads with tan leather     1675 England   52h
  • folding armchairs with leather Swedish pine frame;
  • Spanish style                      Spain                                             27x21x36h
  • red lacquer scholar chairs carved        1820  China                    16x13x32h
  • hand-carved louis xiv side chair bronze Belgian linen velvet           45h
  • oak Windsor armchair     1850       England                                      44h
  • Boston rocker came around horn        1800  USA                             42h
  • horseshoe chair high official type  1840       China                            39h
  • scholar’s chair carved design     1860  China                               15x13x30h
  • carved red lacquer scholar’s chair with carved 1860 China          15x14x34h
  • side chair with custom tufted boar skin seat from                            35h
  • set of two hand-carved Chippendale armchairs hand painted
  • red lacquer with blue velvet seat    Spain                                           40h
  • set of ten vintage hand-carved & hand painted red acrylic lacquer
  • Chippendale side chairs with blue velvet seat                  Spain         40h
  • gold leafed Louis XV armchair with damask upholstery   Spain        45h


Large mostly handmade area rugs / Turkish, Afghani, Bokara, Chinese, Heriz, High Atlas, Kendabar, Kerman, Persian, Zemouri, Moroccan rugs / carpets medium to very large in fair to good condition – many were clean and appraised by Palayan (1988)

  • nomadic Kiva elephant foot Bokhara   Afghanistan   7’ x 9’
  • American Fetty family rug           1920   China           9’x7′ 8″
  • navy blue with tan pekin    1920        China             11′ 6″ x9′
  • golden lotus apricot / blue          1910           China    11′ 8 ” x 13′ 10″
  • Dargazin handmade Persian                           Persia    8’9” x 11’8”
  • orange w/ blue Fetty family rug  1920           China    9′ 3″ x11 ‘6″
  • tan, pink and blue Peking rug      1920        China    8′ 4″ x9′ 10″
  • Peking tan and blue rug              1920       China    8′ 2″x9′ 6″
  • Soumok tribal rug                                          Persia     6’ x 7’10”
  • Chinese medallion rug blue/ivory                   China    8’2” x 9’5”
  • Nomadic Afghani rug                           Afghanistan     6’ x 8’
  • Persian Rug                                                    Persia     5’3” x 6’2”
  • meshed rug                                   1910          Persia     8′ 4″ x 11′ 3″
  • Turkish-knotted Sparta rug          1910        Greece   9′ 2″x14′ 6″
  • Mahal rug                                      1900    Persia    10′ 6″x14′
  • Hamadan Mahal rug.                                       Persia    10’2” x 14’8”
  • Peking rug in blue and natural                        China     12′ 4″x18′ 4”


  • antique Spanish doors, balustrade, bisque, bowls, boxes, cans, candles, candleholders, candlesticks, celadon, ceramics, vintage clocks, clock cases, coal boxes, containers, cups, decanters, dishes, earthenware, frames, ginger jars, ice buckets, humidors, Imari, jar, jardinière, lamps, lanterns, lithographs, mantels, ornate gilded mirrors (medium to very large), oil lamps, ornate and rustic light fixtures, paintings, pictures, pitchers, plates, pots scales, servers, shard boxes, statuary, tassels, tea sets, trays, tureens, vases, urns, wrought iron


Buddhas large to miniature:bronze, Buddha, Burmese, Cambodian, Guan Yin, Hindu God, Japanese, medal, Nang Kwok, palakeek, statue, Thai, talisman, thangka, wood

  • Handmade beaded evening handbags
  • Antique slide locks with key fits 1 1/4 – 3 5/8 inch span

Statuaryblackamoor, bronze, Buddha, bust, hand carved stone, Ming Dynasty statue, idols, sculpture, very large scale statue

  • three children of Fatima w/ glass eyes 1917  Spain  28” h
  • “Lucia dos Santos”, Francisco and Jacinta Martos 40”h
  • wooden car, chess sets, dolls, hook & ladder truck, locomotive, marionettes, puzzles
  • figural studio ceramics by Loet Vanderveen
  • vintage ceramics and art pottery
  • ladies vintage furs, clothing, belts and hats
  • vintage acoustic guitars
  • photographs, playing cards, post cards

Books – modern, vintage and antiquarian books (vintage sets, coffee table books, history, fiction, books on psychedelics, collectible books on costume design with fantastic litho and hand colored plates

  • resin letters – porcelain “No Smoking” signs
  • Gerrard turntable – Dual 731Q turntable – Optonica stereo receiver SA-5105


  • Forklift – Dunstall Norton 750 “Big Joe” (no battery)
  • Many file cabinets (3 and 4 drawers)
  • Many hand and power tools
  • much hardware – some vintage brass
  • household / commercial hardware / chemicals
  • miscellaneous dishes, ceramics and more
  • tennis racquets, golf clubs
  • baskets MUCH MORE


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