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.
- Estate Sales
- Home Clean Outs & Buy Outs
- Downsizing Collections
- Moving Sales
About the owner
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.
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
Past Chicago Area Estate Sales
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!!!
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.
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
From what I was able to learn about this piece, this is a Mahogany Angle Barometer by Charles Howorth, England, with two-part engraved paper scale with credit Charles Howorth, Fecit, Halifax with fleur-de-lis markers Charles Howorth was working in Halifax from 1823 to 1852. I was surprised to see this is from 1830’s. The top…
Purchased most likely sometime in the 70’s. When I found them they were in the basement and were very dusty with quite a bit of wear. We were able to clean them up somewhat but there is some rusty bits on the white metal portion (see pictures). The bottom red felt is a bit worn…
IMPRESSIVE Tall gilt bronze statute signed LaPorte. A very handsome warrior that at first, I thought was Mercury or Hermes. Measuring 30″ tall the details are very finely done. Signed on the base LaPorte. A beautiful statue that was purchased many years ago in Europe.
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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.