Seller Story: Chloe Smith, Coto de Caza, CA


“My dad was very musically inclined – and 100% self-taught. He played the saxophone, piano, guitar, the drums, keyboard, you name it, he played it. But the piano was his favorite, I remember growing up hearing the piano every day. My mom was very involved in choir her whole life so she was blessed with a very beautiful voice. Often, she would sing while my dad would accompany her on piano or another instrument. They loved singing Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Rolling Stones – that kind of stuff.

The musical instruments in the sale along with some of the antique furniture are so unique and have a lot of character. My dad really took to collecting guitars and that is why we have a collection. But the grand piano belonged to him for more than twenty years and is very sentimental to our family as it was the centerpiece for many family gatherings, parties and social events and where people would sing and dance while my father played. They were very vivacious people who loved to entertain and be the life of the party. Whenever we had guests, music was always part of the equation.” –Chloe Smith

Seller Story: Chloe Smith, Coto de Caza, CA
Seller Story: Chloe Smith, Coto de Caza, CA
14K Yellow Gold Slide Charm Bracelet with Assorted Gemstones and Enamel

14K Yellow Gold Slide Charm Bracelet with Assorted Gemstones and Enamel

Final Bid:
$1,581
Forest Green G&L George Fullerton Signature Legacy Electric Guitar With Tremolo and Case

Forest Green G&L George Fullerton Signature Legacy Electric Guitar With Tremolo and Case

Final Bid:
$866
Louis Vuitton Multicolore Monogram Alma Satchel

Louis Vuitton Multicolore Monogram Alma Satchel

Final Bid:
$760
14K Yellow Gold Cultured Pearl and Diamond Necklace

14K Yellow Gold Cultured Pearl and Diamond Necklace

Final Bid:
$642
Valentino Red Satin Bow Slingbacks

Valentino Red Satin Bow Slingbacks

Final Bid:
$325
18K White Gold Diamond and Gemstone Dragonfly Pin

18K White Gold Diamond and Gemstone Dragonfly Pin

Final Bid:
$900
Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Double Cutaway Corvette 50th Anniversary Edition

Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Double Cutaway Corvette 50th Anniversary Edition

Final Bid:
$5,100
H. Stern 18K Yellow Gold 52.51 CTW Tourmaline and 3.27 CTW Diamond Earrings

H. Stern 18K Yellow Gold 52.51 CTW Tourmaline and 3.27 CTW Diamond Earrings

Final Bid:
$2,398
Women's Chanel Tortoise Print Sunglasses

Women's Chanel Tortoise Print Sunglasses

Final Bid:
$221
Circa 1970s Gibson SG Deluxe Electric Guitar

Circa 1970s Gibson SG Deluxe Electric Guitar

Final Bid:
$1,812
Chanel Navy Blue Wool Blended Jacket

Chanel Navy Blue Wool Blended Jacket

Final Bid:
$925
Tiffany & Co. 18K White Gold 2.09 CTW Diamond Metro Bangle

Tiffany & Co. 18K White Gold 2.09 CTW Diamond Metro Bangle

Final Bid:
$8,100
Tiffany & Co. Platinum Necklace with 2.00 CTW Diamond Heart Shape Pendant

Tiffany & Co. Platinum Necklace with 2.00 CTW Diamond Heart Shape Pendant

Final Bid:
$4,300
Janucci Full Sheared Mink Fur Coat With Sable Collar

Janucci Full Sheared Mink Fur Coat With Sable Collar

Final Bid:
$760
14K White Gold Black Onyx and Diamond Necklace

14K White Gold Black Onyx and Diamond Necklace

Final Bid:
$500
Dior Black and White Dice Stiletto Heels

Dior Black and White Dice Stiletto Heels

Final Bid:
$121
Cello With Bow and Case

Cello With Bow and Case

Final Bid:
$111
Tiffany & Co. Platinum Tahitian Pearl and 2.08 CTW Diamond Crab Necklace

Tiffany & Co. Platinum Tahitian Pearl and 2.08 CTW Diamond Crab Necklace

Final Bid:
$6,800
Vintage Bundy Baritone Saxophone With Case

Vintage Bundy Baritone Saxophone With Case

Final Bid:
$525
Vintage Gibson ES-125 Hollow Body Electric Guitar

Vintage Gibson ES-125 Hollow Body Electric Guitar

Final Bid:
$2,200
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Seller Story: Chloe Smith, Coto de Caza, CA

Is anyone else in your family besides your parents musically-inclined?

My brother is more talented than I am but he can play guitar, bass guitar, piano, drums – he’s far more musically inclined that I am.

Was your mother raised in a musical household?

My mom is second-generation Armenian. Her family immigrated from Armenia in the early 1900s to escape the Armenian Genocide. Her dad, my grandpa, was in an Armenian band in his 20s and 30s called Keftyme, composed of all gentleman. So he grew up playing music with his family and his kids.

The jewelry and fashion pieces are so spectacular.

All of the high fashion pieces were my mom’s. She loved nice clothing, nice shoes, and nice jewelry. She took her time finding pieces that she just had to have and much of it was found while traveling abroad. They tried to take an international vacation once every few years.