Portage Bay Estate Sale with lots of German Literature, Art & Furniture
This Weekend, July 28 – 30th
Fri 8-4, Sat 8-4, and Sun 9-5
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.
From Mr. Johnson, “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.”
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 Saturday evening or on Sunday that their offer has been accepted, unless the item sells of course.
3211 Fuhrman Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
All major credit cards & personal checks with photo identification will be accepted.
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
- 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.
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