Estate Sale Report: Get Thee to Moraga


What does it take to get me to Moraga? A pair of alabaster lamps are tempting me across the bridge this weekend.

Sadly, I’m not the only one. Rick Hudson of Hudson’s Antiques & Estate Liquidation has been getting calls and emails about these beauties ever since he put photos on his website. Sure, the shades need replacing, but with a little love, they would be great.

And here’s why I love estate sales: they are priced at $150 for a pair. Fellow hunters, this is a deal. I predict a frenzied rush for them when the doors open at 10 a.m. this morning.

But that’s not the only reason to find your way to this sale. There’s also some interesting costume jewelry, including a pretty pearl and coral necklace from Ming’s among the baubles.

For those who like vintage toys, Hudson says there are some goodies. I think some of the puppets are from Mr. Roger’s neighborhood, am I right?

There’s also some nice tansu-like chests and mid-century chairs among the offerings.

And frankly, some rooms I’d just like to dig through. I ask you, what treasures are buried here?

A few pieces stand out from the stacks: there’s a good set of Herend porcelain and a concrete bench that’s best described as groovy:

All in all, worth the drive, I believe. The sale runs today (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at 23 Cumberland Lane, Moraga. Remember, the early bird gets the lamps.

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