We are Schiff's Estate Sale Services AND Schiff’s Estate Sale Building!

We specialize in Estate Sales & Estate Liquidations from Northern California. When someone is not able to have a sale at their home (because of a gated community, parking restraints, etc.), we can bring their items to our building to sell on a consignment or straight purchase basis.

Schiff’s Estate Sale Building is a Modern Venue to accommodate Estate Sales that cannot be held on-site.

Our store is an eclectic mix of items ranging from: Antiques, Art, Furniture, Jewelry, Garden & Patio items, Collectibles, Paintings, Mid Century Modern, Sterling Silver, Indian Jewelry, Sculpture, China, Dinnerware, Glassware, Books, Clocks, Pottery, Electronics, Asian, Lamps, Military, Dressers, Mirrors, Vintage Clothing, Vintage Accessories, Trunks, Mexican Sterling Silver, Silverplate, Ephemera, Photographs, Navajo rugs, Persian Carpets, etc…

How We Got Started

Gary Schiff started his estate liquidation business in 1999 after being interested in antiques & antique shows and textiles from his early 20’s. Danyelle started working with him in 2000. In 2007 they purchased what is now the Schiff’s Estate Sale Building in Sacramento - it’s the perfect venue to conduct an estate sale for those who can not have one in their home.

Gary Schiff

Owner / Founder

    Gary graduated from the University of California, Riverside, with a BA in Psychology. He owned and operated a service business in Southern California for twelve years before moving to Sacramento in 1983.

    He is involved in many phases of the antique and personal property fields, from Collectibles, Fine Art, Glass and Pottery, to Electronics, Cameras and Jewelry. He conducts an ongoing study of Furniture, Architecture and Photography. His research is aided by an extensive reference library and national contacts for valuation and selling.

    He is a Certified Appraiser w/ C.A.G.A. (Certified Appraisers Guild of America) a member of The East Sacramento Chamber of Commerce and The Placer Estate Planning Council.

    Danyelle Petersen


      Danyelle has worked in Retail since 1983. She grew up in The Antique Business as her grandmother owned an antique store from 1951-1995 in Van Nuys, CA. Her father was a great collector and introduced her to Gary Schiff in 2000 & suggested she help him with his estate sales. He also encouraged her to get her real estate license which she did and has been a licensed Realtor since 2001. She loves to help match people with treasures & homes. Her Slogan is “When You Want to BUY or SELL, Call Danyelle”. Customer Service is her # 1 Priority.

      She is a Certified Appraiser w/ C.A.G.A. (Certified Appraisers Guild of America) a member of The East Sacramento Chamber of Commerce and California Association of Realtors.

      Jessica Hotchkiss

        Jessica has worked with us for over 10 years. She truly loves her job and thrives on the challenge of setting up our estate sales and helping our clients. Every job is different and she always does her best.

        She has been collecting antiques & collectibles for over 20 years and she is great at staging, researching items, and working with our customers.

        She says she is inspired by Gary and Danyelle’s compassion & professionalism in this business.

        Fu Lin

          Fu is an avid indoorsman, he enjoys collecting cookbooks and knives, drinking scotch on the rocks and tickling the ivories.

          When he’s not working at our store or an estate sale he usually hangs out with his daughter or makes something out of wood or metal. He also enjoys long walks along the aisles of Home Depot!

          He says, the coolest thing about working with our company and that he has learned after 3 years, is that you never know what is gonna come through our doors…

          Amy Johnson

            Amy Johnson is a California native and jewelry artist who has antiques in her blood. Having grown up in a house full of antiques, she learned to love items with a history. She enjoys imagining the journeys they've made and the stories they'd tell, if only they could talk.

            Amy became a Schiff’s employee after being a customer and friend for years, and loves helping people find just the right piece of history for their future.

            Hector & Martha

              Hector & Martha have been helping Schiff Estate Services now for about 6 years. They are an integral part of our setup and clean up process. They even offer delivery services from our store or sales when needed. Everyone is greeted with a smile when they are at our estate sales.