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The SF Armory’s Epic Farewell Estate Sale

The biggest (and weirdest) estate sale ever? April 6-9 with Victorian furniture and strange sex toys
By - posted 4/7/2018 No Comment

The historic San Francisco Armory is undergoing a change of the guard. Come join in for the last days of the Armory as we know it (goodbye, Kink.com) and take home some memorabilia. Thanks for SF Weekly for tipping us off.

For four days from 10 am-4 pm, the Armory will be open to the public. Items will be a range of kitchenware, Victorian furniture, office supplies to sex toys (yes, you can buy a “human hamster wheel” and a torture rack) and everything in between.

San Francisco Armory Estate Sale
Friday to Monday, April 6-9, 2018 | 10 am to 4 pm
333 14th Street at Mission, SF – yes that huge brown brick building

  • The main sale will be held on the huge marching drill court
  • Entrance will be on 14th Street between Mission and Valencia streets
  • See updates and photos at theyesco.com/current-sale/

Please note, we’ve confirmed that this sale lasts 4-days from April 6-9 (and not through April 10th as was listed on the SF Armory website).

About the Sale

This awesome sale will feature everything from the usual to the unique – large and small scale American and European antique and modern furniture, a few of the highlights include a black grand piano by W. K. Kimball, spectacular antique grandfather clock, antique Brunswick red felt slate pool table, Hoist exercise gym system with extras, many dramatic various colored (burgundy, blue, green) velvet drapes, huge wall safe replica, “human hamster” wheel, torture rack, vintage dental / gynecology / wheelchairs, high quality lamps, mannequins, and so much more.

Sample Items For Sale

Visit theyesco.com/current-sale for the full list and photos which will be updated on April 4th after 11 pm.

Furniture / Furnishings

– Framed and unframed American artwork in many mediums (oils, prints, pencils, posters) spanning from the 19th to the 21st century, landscapes, abstracts, outsider, decorative, architectural, fantasy, portraits, still life, prints, photographs, mixed media, sculptural, etc.
– WW Kimball ebonized concert grand piano (105” x 61.5”)
– Lyon Healy upright walnut piano
– Antique Brunswick red felt on slate pool table
– 8’ Spanish Colonial iron strapped church pew with storage; multiple versions of all that follows … oak, walnut, pine, mahogany, rosewood, marble, granite, gilded, gilt, marquetry, hand carved and more
– Very large scale antique furniture, armoires, mud room, and sitting room furniture
– Many bonded leather, leather, upholstered, velvet and other couches
– Small and large dressers of every design
– Credenzas, buffets, and commodes
– Console tables, occasional tables, side tables, and end tables
– Dressers, vanities, cabinets, mirrors, etc.
– Single, double, queen and king sized bed frames – many European and American antique styles: Brass, Cast Iron, Victorian, Edwardian, Empire and more
– Bookcases, chests, and trunks
– Chairs in sets, pairs, singles – many styles and materials, hand carved, upholstered, etc.
– Modern, antique and industrial: light fixtures, lamps, floor lamps, desk lamps, chandeliers, pendants and miscellaneous shades

Collectibles / Curios

–  Photographic prints of San Francisco and historic Armory activities
– Several antique lithographic prints of San Francisco scenes
– 8ft mahogany grandfather clock and Marling grandmother clock
– Crystal, silver and heavy silver-plate service items and oil lamps
– Antique Veterinary exam tables
– Antique Med-I-Co dental chair
– Antique wheel chair
– Antique surgical/exam table
– Steel birdcage and steel animal cages
– Tons of weird props, “torture rack,” and large faux safe door
– Prop alter and 6ft hamster wheel
– Several faux 13-14 ft columns
– Vintage globes
– 100s of yards of velvet and silk brocade drapes (most 11 feet high) with valences
– A couple of folio sizes, antique print compilations, Shakespeare, British Museum of Art, etc.
– Vintage law books: Pacific Reporter, California Reporter, American Law Reports, etc.
– Lots of new sex toys (to be listed)
– Multitude of matted vintage / historical black / white photos 11” by 14” (to be listed)

The Human Hamster Wheel

Household / Heterogeneous

– Hoist total gym, individual stations and 1,000 lbs of free and plate weights
– Air-hockey table by Harvard
– Kitchen stuff, utensils, kitchen aids, pots, and pans
– Daily use dishes, flatware and stemware
– Tons of glass and barware
– Portable bars
– A large number of space heaters and fans
– Tons of frames
– Faux plants and flowers
– Household electronics and small appliances
– Loads of large and small flat panel TVs
– Random costumes, clothing and shoes
-much office furniture, equipment and supplies
– Many filing cabinets and lockers
– Butchers block island and small table
– Desk chairs, task chairs, executive chairs, computer chairs, folding chairs, theater chairs, etc.
– Student desks, shop desks, and shop tables
– Mannequins and mannequin heads
– Many 10 ft and 9 ft long x 12 ft high gorilla heavy duty steel racks
– Rubbermaid and stainless steel shelving
– Ice machine, beverage and candy vending machines
– Wood sawhorses, much, much more

See Photos of Tons of Items from the Sale