The late Portland inside designer Jerry Lamb surrounded himself with significant-modern society clients, celebrity buddies like culinary icon James Beard and useful antiques filling his downtown penthouse.
Lamb gathered great artwork, antiquities and unusual furnishings for many years just before he died in 2021. Some parts of his estate will be auctioned starting up at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1, by McLaren Auction Solutions.
Jerry Lamb’s assortment on the auction block includes:
- An first wooden 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 sewing desk, circa early-1800s.
- A French Louis XVI gilt swag mirror, circa mid-19th century.
- A French tapestry immediately after “La Collation” from the History 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 everyday living dishes, circa 1940s.
- A Japanese Kutani Imari lidded porcelain Kinrande (“gold brocade”)-design 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 portable 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 furnishings, art, rugs, clocks, chandeliers, sterling silver, jewelry and china, suggests Lindsea Dragomir of McLaren Auction Services.
Lamb lived in his American Towers Plaza condo, at 2211 S.W. 1st Ave., device 1602, for much more than 15 decades, claims Kristin Gillis of Premiere House Group. His house, on one particular of the best concentrations of the 18th-story Lincoln Tower, has nine-foot-superior ceilings and other penthouse amenities, she suggests.
Lamb created his 1,876-sq.-foot condominium to reflect his Old Globe flavor: French wallpaper, mirrored partitions, crafted-in cabinets and a personalized fire with flecked black marble.
Jerry Lamb Interiors & Antiques on Macadam Avenue showcased items from American Federal to 18th century French and Italian periods.
Lamb was viewed as the most sought right after interior designer for Portland society setting up in the 1970s, according to Steve Maker and Harvey Freer, longtime entrepreneurs of Portland’s Cultured Pearl art and antique gallery.
Maker and Freer reported Lamb was really knowledgable in wonderful antiques, precisely the Asian arts, and had a very keen eye.
— Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072
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