Decatique Studios

We specialize in assisting individuals, families, and estates to turn the personal property into cash.

  • Estate Sales
  • Home Clean Outs & Buy Outs
  • Downsizing Collections
  • Moving Sales

Decatique Studios is a family owned service that has been serving Chicago since 2013. We have nearly 40 years in buying, collecting and selling vintage and antiques. We love and enjoy what we do.

About the owner

“Passion and experience make us great partners to have while going through the Estate Sales experience.”
We do our best to make the experience as stress-free and pleasurable as possible for you and your family.


We give you and your loved one’s items the attention they deserve by only organizing one or two estates at a time.

By organizing one estate sale at at time, each client earns our undivided attention

  • An overall more attentive, helpful, and giving hand in the otherwise difficult process of managing an estate sale
  • More care in setting expectations, planning, organizing the items, and staging the sale
  • More time to review the estate and most importantly, identify and research key items to maximize value
  • Improved planning and execution of photography, pre-sales, and public announcements

Your items receive our full attention, and benefit from decades of buying and selling.

Each Sale Benefits From In-Depth Research and Item Knowledge
Every sale is unique, so we make sure to view the items, research them, and stage your sale to bring the most value possible.

Our research endures. Our long time interest and experience in antique items, jewelry, furniture, plateware, art, and beyond has put us a few steps ahead of other estate sale services.

Our Estate Sale Services

  • Estate Sales

  • Moving Sales

  • Consignment Sales

  • Downsizing Sales

  • Liquidation Sales

  • Clean Outs

Past Chicago Area Estate Sales

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It was such a great relief to get connected with Diane & Ivan at a time of complete overwhelm and not even knowing where to begin with generations of family belongings. Ivan & Diane were able to relieve me of a heavy burden with their totally eclectic knowledge and research abilities to uncover the pearls of value in a sea of belongings and the right markets for resale. Beyond that, I have really appreciated Ivan & Diane’s integrity and have enjoyed working with them personally. Thanks so much for all your help in tough times Diane & Ivan, stay safe!!!

Karen, 2020

After the sale, a couple of people asked me if I’d use Decatique Studios again. “You bet your sweet ass I would,” I responded. Not only that, I’d only use Decatique Studios on any future sales. They take their job seriously, they sweat over every object and detail, and they are honest. If I have another sale, I hope and pray that they are available, and I wouldn’t care if they wanted 50%. The sale was such a huge success and worked out so well that I can’t stop telling folk about it.

Gale, 2020

Ivan is the best. In the Chicagoland area when it comes to finding a trustworthy estate sale company to sell your valuables there are few as smart as Ivan and Diane in their approach to hosting a sale. We purchase from all over the state and work with many estate sale companies… Not all are created equal. Decatique is special. They possess the skills required to quickly and efficiently host your sale. Some companies just don’t have what it takes. They do!

Nadia “Madge” and Marty, 2019

Overlooked Items

We take pride in our knowledge of rare, unique, and collectable items, and love researching the history and value of these hidden treasures.

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Truly Free Consultation

We know these circumstances are not normal for most people, and that our experience will help you through them smoothly. With that in mind our consultation may include a “start to finish” analysis depending on your needs:

  • Looking over the contents of the home and providing insights.
  • Strategizing on particular items to maximize the proceeds.
  • Further insight with clean up, attorneys, consignments, or elderly needs.