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Portland interior designer Jerry Lamb’s antiques will be auctioned Jan. 1

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Portland interior designer Jerry Lamb’s antiques will be auctioned Jan. 1

The late Portland interior designer Jerry Lamb surrounded himself with higher-society clients, celebrity mates like culinary icon James Beard and beneficial antiques filling his downtown penthouse.

Lamb gathered high-quality art, antiquities and exceptional furnishings for decades right before he died in 2021. Some pieces of his estate will be auctioned setting up at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1, by McLaren Auction Providers.

Bids can be created in particular person at 21507 Freeway 99E NE in Aurora, on line or above the mobile phone.

Jerry Lamb’s assortment on the auction block consists of:

  • An first wooden block print signed by Oregon artist Amanda Tester Snyder (1894-1980).
  • A European Biedermeier-era Neoclassical walnut couch, circa 1820-1840, with lions and lyres painted motifs.
  • A Biedermeier Empire flame-walnut chest of drawers, circa 1825-1830, as properly as a walnut tilting dressing mirror, circa 1850s.
  • A Biedermeier tall scenario grandfather clock with pendulum, circa 1820-1830.
  • An English Empire burlwood drop-leaf sewing table, circa early-1800s.
  • A French Louis XVI gilt swag mirror, circa mid-19th century.
  • A French tapestry immediately after “La Collation” from the Background of the Emperor of China sequence originally by Louis XIV Beauvais, circa 1700-1729.
  • Two antique French Regency walnut tripod lamp tables on lion brass feet and acanthus decals, circa 19th century.
  • A French Rousseau-Rue Coquilliere porcelain sea everyday living dishes, circa 1940s.
  • A Japanese Kutani Imari lidded porcelain Kinrande (“gold brocade”)-model tureen with butterflies, birds and figures, circa mid to late 18th century.
  • A Qing Dynasty, Guangxu period of time (1871-1908), Imperial yellow glaze bowl with incised phoenixes and dragons, circa 19th century.
  • A Chinese belt buckle with celadon jade mounted in a gilt bronze frame, circa early 19th century.
  • A Nepalese moveable shrine, circa 19th-20th century, in a glass panel with rubies, coral, turquoise and important stones.
  • A smaller, finely hand-knotted wool Persian Kurdish rug with central floral motif.

In addition to the Lamb Estate, the auction will have good antique furniture, artwork, rugs, clocks, chandeliers, sterling silver, jewelry and china, says Lindsea Dragomir of McLaren Auction Solutions.

Lamb lived in his American Towers Plaza rental, at 2211 S.W. Very first Ave., device 1602, for additional than 15 decades, says Kristin Gillis of Premiere Property Team. His home, on one of the best ranges of the 18th-story Lincoln Tower, has nine-foot-high ceilings and other penthouse features, she claims.

Lamb made his 1,876-sq.-foot apartment to replicate his Old Entire world taste: French wallpaper, mirrored partitions, crafted-in shelves and a customized fireplace with flecked black marble.

Jerry Lamb Interiors & Antiques on Macadam Avenue showcased items from American Federal to 18th century French and Italian intervals.

Lamb was considered the most sought right after interior designer for Portland culture starting off in the 1970s, in accordance to Steve Maker and Harvey Freer, longtime owners of Portland’s Cultured Pearl art and antique gallery.

Maker and Freer mentioned Lamb was extremely knowledgable in wonderful antiques, precisely the Asian arts, and had a incredibly keen eye.

— Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072

[email protected] | @janeteastman

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