- 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.
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
many hand-made leather bags and duffles ("new old stock"/brand new/never used) from local NW business La Mañana 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