October 21, 2014

Jefferson Davis Shrine Plate

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For good or ill, I am a New Englander. This includes the full-on hangover of Puritanism, Calvinist miserliness, cynical social liberalism and the memory of abolitionist movements with the bitter and torpid taste of South Boston reality.

So bear that in mind should I respond, in person, to this Jefferson Davis Shrine plate with slight apoplexy.

But we do live in a modern age where all values are relative and my job is to give bad riddance to good rubbish (or something like that).

Jefferson Davis Shrine plate, perfect for an art project too incendiary for me to dare here. Approximately 7 inches in diameter and in good physical condition.

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October 20, 2014

Thursday October 23: Happy Hour 4-7 pm At The Portland Estate Store 20% OFF EVERYTHING


We’re testing out some new stuff, trying to get better at doing what we do. In pursuit of this: we will be open from 4 pm to 7 pm Thursday, October 23rd at our Portland location for a Happy Hour sale. 20% off everything!

Old dogs tries new tricks?

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October 20, 2014

Paul McCobb Planner Group Chair

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Oh well.

This chair likes not walking on the beach, lazy afternoons by the fire and fine dining. Seeks similarly minded good home.

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October 19, 2014

Natuzzi Brown Leather Club Chair & Ottoman

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They say that winter is on its way. Essential for mental health during the dreary season is a comfortable place to rest and perhaps to sleep until spring.  This leather club chair with matching ottoman by Natuzzi should do the trick nicely.


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October 18, 2014

My What A Big Pony!

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Cool big rocking horse, big enough to hold at least this adult! It is about 65 inches tall and 58 inches long. It is wood with a brass pole and we’ve been told it is about 35 years old. $300 SOLD

Act now and we can make a deal on the theater scenery sized painting in the background (106 inches by 84 inches, $200).  If the painting isn’t amusement park enough for you it’d be pretty easy to redo in a more fitting theme . . . as modeled below.

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October 18, 2014

Antique Step Chest!

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When it rains . . . you’re in Oregon.

In an unexpected twist to the ‘you never know what will come into the store’ motif we have the second step chest of recent times. This one is a bit smaller than our last one but is really nice in its own way.

It is double sided and has seven drawers with an additional cabinet. The hardware is wrought iron and the whole thing is in great condition. It measures 40 inches long, 42 inches tall and 16 deep.


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October 17, 2014

Three Drawer Oak Chest

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Gorgeous old Edwardian style linen chest, about 34 inches to the top of the back splash, 34 1/2 inches wide and 18 1/2 inches deep. In excellent condition!

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October 17, 2014

Absolutely Awesome Mid Century Bennington Potters Cheese Tray With Cutting Board

Bennington Potters are perhaps best known now days for their spongeware glazes. Before they got into the to mass production of country kitsch items they made some really nice mid-century modern styled pieces.

This tray is 13 3/4 inches wide and 9 1/2 inches tall with several interior divisions and a removable cutting board.  It was advertised in the 1964 catalog and designed by David Gil.

It was called the B/1610 Peacock Serving Tray and came with a walnut cutting board insert. Apparently finding one with the insert is basically unheard of.

Ours is in like new condition too, which probably accounts for why the wood insert is still there.

It is marked on the back with the Bennington Potters mark and the item number 1610.

October 16, 2014

Oh Yeah? And I’ve Got A Bridge To Sell You . . .

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No really, I do. It’s a very small bridge though with a span of about 40 inches.

Designed as part of a school project it has been known to hold upwards of three people at a time. We suspect if more people were properly stacked or artfully arranged (perhaps in a pyramid fashion?) this structure could hold many more.

It’s a fine bridge, sturdy, and lightly used.


October 15, 2014

“Holmes Harbor View” Original Dorothy Lenzie Painting


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A very finely executed work by Dorothy Lenzie (1921-1993) of Freeland, Washington on Whidbey Island. It depicts a view of Freeland’s waterfront, a.k.a. Holmes Harbor. It is in excellent condition and measures 17 1/2 inches by 23 1/2 inches in frame.

I like how it seems to show a rainy island day but with a touch of light suggesting that a brisk afternoon walk won’t be out of the question.

Available at our Tualatin location 8380 SW Nyberg St.


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