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

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

The late Portland inside designer Jerry Lamb surrounded himself with high-culture purchasers, movie star close friends like culinary icon James Beard and useful antiques filling his downtown penthouse.

Lamb gathered good art, antiquities and unusual furnishings for decades ahead of 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 Products and services.

Bids can be designed in person at 21507 Highway 99E NE in Aurora, on the net or in excess of the mobile phone.

Jerry Lamb’s selection on the auction block contains:

  • An initial wood block print signed by Oregon artist Amanda Tester Snyder (1894-1980).
  • A European Biedermeier-period Neoclassical walnut sofa, circa 1820-1840, with lions and lyres painted motifs.
  • A Biedermeier Empire flame-walnut upper body of drawers, circa 1825-1830, as perfectly as a walnut tilting dressing mirror, circa 1850s.
  • A Biedermeier tall situation grandfather clock with pendulum, circa 1820-1830.
  • An English Empire burlwood drop-leaf stitching desk, circa early-1800s.
  • A French Louis XVI gilt swag mirror, circa mid-19th century.
  • A French tapestry following “La Collation” from the Historical past of the Emperor of China collection originally by Louis XIV Beauvais, circa 1700-1729.
  • Two antique French Regency walnut tripod lamp tables on lion brass ft and acanthus decals, circa 19th century.
  • A French Rousseau-Rue Coquilliere porcelain sea daily life dishes, circa 1940s.
  • A Japanese Kutani Imari lidded porcelain Kinrande (“gold brocade”)-type tureen with butterflies, birds and figures, circa mid to late 18th century.
  • A Qing Dynasty, Guangxu time period (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 body, circa early 19th century.
  • A Nepalese transportable shrine, circa 19th-20th century, in a glass panel with rubies, coral, turquoise and important stones.
  • A little, finely hand-knotted wool Persian Kurdish rug with central floral motif.

In addition to the Lamb Estate, the auction will have good antique home furniture, art, rugs, clocks, chandeliers, sterling silver, jewellery and china, says Lindsea Dragomir of McLaren Auction Services.

Lamb lived in his American Towers Plaza apartment, at 2211 S.W. To start with Ave., device 1602, for far more than 15 decades, says Kristin Gillis of Premiere Home Group. His residence, on a person of the prime ranges of the 18th-tale Lincoln Tower, has 9-foot-higher ceilings and other penthouse facilities, she claims.

Lamb created his 1,876-sq.-foot condo to replicate his Previous Environment flavor: French wallpaper, mirrored partitions, built-in shelves and a personalized hearth 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 regarded as the most sought just after interior designer for Portland modern society starting in the 1970s, according to Steve Maker and Harvey Freer, longtime entrepreneurs of Portland’s Cultured Pearl artwork and antique gallery.

Maker and Freer said Lamb was extremely knowledgable in high-quality antiques, especially the Asian arts, and had a quite keen eye.

— Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072

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