Matt J.

Portage Bay/Montlake/Eastlake Estate Sale. SUNDAY SALE - HALF OFF EVERYTHING - EVERYTHING MUST GO! Credit Cards Accepted

Dates & Times (US/Pacific)

Sun, Jul 30, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sale Address

  • Terms & Conditions

    • Cash & Credit Cards accepted.
    • WA Sales tax will be collected.
    • Please remember to bring your own wrap, bags, boxes and help to move furniture and items purchased.
    • We are not responsible for accidents or injuries.
    • No refunds or returns. All sales final.

  • Payment Methods

    Cash, Checks, Credit Cards, Debit

Sale Description

This beautiful craftsman home in the Portage Bay/Eastlake neighborhood was home to German immigrant Ms. Else Sherwin. The estate includes many high quality leather bound German books, art (both of German origin and also from local NW artists), and early 20th century German objects. Ms Sherwin and her son Peter were friends of many NW artists and their collection includes work by Richard S. Breyer (sculptor best known for Fremont's 'Waiting for the Interurban'), Oregon metal sculptor John Richen, and German expressionist H. Gortz to name a few.

The sale will begin promptly at 9 am.  

We accept all major credit cards & personal checks with photo identification. There will be an "offer list" used to help sell some of the bigger ticket items. If one chooses to make an offer and leaves good contact info, they may receive notice on Sunday that their offer has been accepted, unless the item sells of course.  

It is my sincere hope that all those academics and bibliophiles who can read German in the new and old (Fraktur) script please attend this sale. I would estimate well over 2000 books (leather bound, hardbacks & paperbacks) comprises Else's collection and the majority of antique books are in German.

Please remember on Sunday the price of ALL items will be marked down 50% 

There is so much here and EVERYTHING MUST GO. 

***Please note that Sales Tax will be charged unless a valid reseller's number is presented.

***The Portage Bay neighborhood has No Parking Signs out but these are not in effect until July 31.


Several carvings by Seattle sculptor Richard S. Breyer (best known for Fremont's 'Waiting for the Interurban')

Paintings and a small bronze sculpture by German artist H. Gortz

Two framed acrylic on paper paintings of Cataques Spain by Seattle artist Lynn Robert Votaw 

Brutalist Steel Sculptures and a "Spider" pendant lamp by Oregon artist John Richen

A signed Elton Bennett (well-known northwest artist) in the original frame. 

a vast selection of post war German expressionist art (framed and unframed in portfolios) including woodblock prints(many are signed)


INCREDIBLE and VAST lifetime collection of rare German antique & contemporary books! Many are ornately leather bound and come in sets.

There is a large selection of reference books, art books, fiction & non-fiction in English. 

This estate is packed with ephemera, including: brochures, manuals, magazines, post cards, posters, loose art, scrap books, and a great collection of early photos and photo albums.


Hobart M. Cable upright (1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition (AYPE) Gold Medal award-winning) mahogany piano circa 1916 

hand-made 19th century cobblers bench with axe handle legs

BAUHAUS-era daybed with original label & upholstery, ca. 1930.

1930's Oak Art Deco lingerie cabinet 

Antique Dark Oak Couch recently reupholstered with green mohair 

pair of elegant antique German sitting/arm chairs

mid-century American-made dining table with six chairs (two arm chairs) and a sideboard, 

large mahogany coffee table 

small walnut coffee table with extension surfaces 

Arts & Crafts dark oak occasional table/lamp stand ca. 1915 

square oak table (w/ four legs) and extensions,  

"American Empire" light oak buffet/sideboard w/mirrored bib, 

Mahogany tea cart w/drawer and two drop leaves 

French-style solid oak desk ca. 1900 

Large German walnut desk w/ elegant cabriole legs and three locking drawers, 

small Art Deco telephone tablet with wrought iron base 

mid-century American sitting chairs in various condition

desk-top oak writing slope with four drawers 

small mahogany pie crust occasional table 

antique English mahogany dresser  w/ "racetrack" motif and carved fruit door pulls, 

metal typewriter table

various bookshelves, dressers & stands


Graflex Graphic View Monorail Camera (1941-1948. 4x5'' film camera) with Polaroid 127mm f4.5 lens and additional film backs and hard case.

Plaubel Makina IIb Camera (1946-1948. 6.5x9cm plates, strut-folding camera with rangefinder. Comes with original manuals.

Various mid-century consumer grade cameras, including an old Polaroid


antique dark oak "architectural" standing lamp over 6'

pair of 1920's gold flush mount ceiling fixtures (4 bulbs each) with original finials

German silver-gilt standing lamp w/decorative base and original finial & double pull-string sockets

bronze finish adjustable arm lamp ca. 1940s

mid-century modern shop lamp by Kenmore

mid-century tin-glaze brown ceramic lamp (rewired)

numerous vintage fluorescent lights and lamps that need minor parts and repair.

Glass, Pottery, China: 

hand-painted American antique standard glaze jardiniere by Riko

fine glass tumblers ca. 1940

Thunder jug and wash basin decorated w/pansies 

Peach luster "iris & herringbone" pattern water pitcher

Many individual high quality dishes, bowls, cups & saucers, serving platters, etc. that are not part of larger sets


several 10k & 14k gold women's & mens rings

gold necklace w/ art nouveau pendant

a couple of old pocket watches (as is)

14k screwback earrings w/large pearls

lots of miscellaneous costume jewelry, including: broaches, pins and all types of necklaces

Kitchen & Serving Items: 

Several old cast iron skillets

various pots & pans 



old metal and wood kitchen stools

vintage kitchen tools, including: antique German can openers, mesh strainer


Antique German silver (marked 800) bowl w/ decoration. Approximately 14" X 8"

many old antique trunks & suitcases 

Woven baskets

many hand-made leather bags and duffles ("new old stock"/brand new/never used) from local NW business La MaƱana Imports ca. 1980's

Textiles from all over the world, including: rugs, tapestries, batiks, etc.

Some sports memorabilia, including: some baseball cards, books, some very collectible complete sets of minor league cards with Ken Griffey Jr., Washington Senators magazine, two old leather baseball gloves ca. 1950(one by Spalding)

Many political buttons, pins,etc.

Early RCA Victor Television(good condition) ca. 1950

Large collection of antique & vintage ashtrays


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