Hughes handles all the legwork, so all you inherit are the proceeds

Auction, Consignment, Online Sales

Hughes has revolutionized the way high-end vintage and designer estate furnishings are handled. Our model of liquidation will result in more money in your pocket, a more secure, discreet, and private liquidation experience, and a quicker, more efficient process from start to finish. Our full-range of estate liquidation services included auctions, consignment, online sales, and vehicle sales. Our responsive staff members possess their own set of specialized knowledge, so you’re assured of receiving not only top dollar, but also the most professional and reliable experience possible. We have earned a reputation for handling the best of designer furnishings from estates throughout the Los Angeles region.

THE HUGHES 5-STEP PROCESS:
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    Removal

    Our transport team arrives with all the necessary materials needed to safely pack and move your valuables. Each item is tagged with your account’s unique QR code.

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    Appraisal

    Our appraisal team accurately identifies, evaluates, and prices each item using comparable sales records from worldwide databases.

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    Sell

    Items are sold using the best selling platform for that item: Showroom Sale, Auction, or Online Store.

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    Clean-up

    We partner with a charity to remove items appropriate for donation. If needed, trash-hauling services can be arranged and house is left broom clean.

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    Settlement

    Inventory is tracked using a barcoded point of sale system. Accounting and payment are mailed to you in a timely manner.

    Why it Works:

    • Over 16,000 sf of selling space
    • 15 full time staff members
    • 20,000+ website visits each month
    • 1,400+ shoppers each weekend
    • $2 MM general liability insurance
    • $200,000 property insurance
    • 39 years in business

    Ready to liquidate an estate? Please fill out our consignment form and tell us more details:

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THE HUGHES DIFFERENCE
Altadena Estate Sales – Showroom Services

Security

Since 1978, Hughes has assisted thousands with estate sales and services. Our goal is to make things as easy and straightforward as possible. Our Showroom consignment provides a secure and discreet option and allows us to inventory and barcode every single item, eliminating the risks typically associated with opening homes to the public. We ensure that your property is empty in one to two days.

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Convenience

Our goal is to make things as easy and straightforward as possible. We ensure that your property is empty in one to two days. By offering Auctions, Showroom Sales, and an Online Store, we are your one-stop-shop for selling everything in your estate – from fine art to vehicles to contemporary & antique furnishings.

Antiques Inspection & Appraisal for Higher Return

Higher Returns

Our Showroom consignment service is proven to bring you more revenue. Whether you are liquidating an entire estate, moving, downsizing or have property in storage, our selection and value estimation process ensures that each item is closely inspected and evaluated. Whether contemporary or antique, your items receive thorough inspection by our appraiser and are beautifully merchandised in our Showroom.

The Hughes Standard

The Hughes Standard

Our official rating system assures you that every item goes through a rigorous 3-step approval process before being offered for sale:

  1. RARITY: Is it one of a kind, or do only a few still remain?
  2. CONDITION: Signs of wear, damage and/or aging
  3. COOL FACTOR: Slightly subjective, is it cool to own?

From Our Customers

  • “Hughes is responsible, responsive and pleasant to deal with. They kept meticulous track of all financial and other details. They were resourceful in identifying our more valuable items and finding the best way of disposing of them. They achieved excellent results for us and were most helpful when we moved out of a big house we’d lived in for a long time. We recommend Hughes Estate Sales highly and with enthusiasm.”

    – George Brumder, Pasadena, CA
  • “This is my favorite place to shop Estate Sales, it’s indoors, cool and the selection is fabulous, you never know what treasures will be there, serious art or Sunday bargains the last day of sales, so fun!!”

    – Florence-Isabelle Megginson
  • “I have used Hughes Estate Sales for two very different jobs — one small and one huge. The first was to sell a few dozen furniture items from a family estate, which they did courteously and quickly. The second involved completely packing up and clearing out forty years’ worth of possessions from a family home. In both cases, Todd and his crews were professional, efficient, and great to work with… Hughes communicated with us each step of the way, settled up promptly, and gave us an itemized list of sales results. We were completely delighted with their helpfulness and with the results.”

    – Julia Hastings, La Cañada, CA
  • “In the exasperating task of dispersing part of a 90 year collection of everything from fine art to ephemera, Hughes Estate Sales handled every aspect; grading and sorting the items, packing and transporting them to their premises, choosing the best method of presenting the items for maximum gain, with flawless performance.”

    – Clare Graham, Los Angeles
  • “Hughes Estate Sales were very professional. They made a difficult task much easier. I especially like that they had a charity organization come and take the remaining items. We had asked that they keep an eye out for certain items the heirs wanted and they were most accommodating. They even called a week or so later stating they found some of those requested items so we could pick them up. I would highly recommend them.”

    – Chris Dragan, Pasadena, CA
  • “The people at Hughes Estate Sales turned a very difficult and emotional situation (selling my parents estate) into the best possible situation.  Their level of service is remarkable, they took care of everything and did not stop until the job was completely done.  I really appreciated their attention to detail, sensitivity of the situation and incredible responsiveness to my many phone calls and concerns. When the payment arrived, I was please to see the amount and the reports they provided were excellent. Thank you to the team at Hughes Estate Sales.”

    – Robert G., Tarzana, CA
  • “Dissolving my parents’ estate and closing up the Pasadena house they had lived in for over 50 years seemed a daunting task, but the good folks at Hughes really took the load off my back. Their capable staff organized and conducted a public estate sale for us that was quite successful yet also extremely sensitive to members of our extended family. We didn’t have to lift a finger or a dustpan. They swept the house and yard clean before they were done, and all that was left for us to do was lock the door and turn off the lights.”

    – Ted Rhodes, Santa Barbara, CA
Hughes Estate Sales 4.5 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.