This home, down by the water, is full to the top with wonderful things! The former two-term mayor of Burien and world traveler sought out treasures from the many countries they traveled through. Both floors are packed with outstanding, unique, and rare items. This is going to be a fabulous sale! I am onsite taking pictures today and will post at the end of the day to give you an idea of what you have to look forward to!
Here are just a few of the highlights...
Antique/Collectibles/Rarities: Collection of Finely Carved Stone Animals * Very Tightly Woven Eskimo Basket * Superb Walrus Ivory Woman's Miniature Mask by renowned Eskimo Carver John I. Kokuluk, acquired in 1995 * Lrg Collection of Hand Blown Art Glass, nearly every piece is signed by the artist * Excellent Collection of Zuni and Navajo Stone Fetishes * Outstanding Hvy Wheel Cut Dresser Jar w/Silver Lid * Table Top Inlaid Double Door Chest * Several Tall Standing Asian Puppets * Lrg Very Cool Carved Wood Cat * The Best 19thC Bureau Mirror w/Ornate Brass Frame, Original Back Plate, & Even the Original Mirror w/No Spotting! * Unusual Paperback Book on "Indian Canoes of the Northwest Coast (illus.) * Awesome Lrg Fully Carved & Pierced Stone (Jadeite/Serpentine) Centerpiece/Charger * Lrg Hand Carved Stone Buddha Sculpture. The stone has amazing sparkles throughout. It is very heavy! * Miniature Northcoast Carved & Painted Paddle * Navajo Signed Wolf Kachina * Stone Handled Paint Brush * Very Neat Pink Rotary Phone * Fully Beaded Bag * and more!
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Furniture/Furnishings: Some of the finest Asian Black Lacquer Furniture we have seen, all of which is elaborately inlaid with mother-of-pearl & abalone, overlaid w/semi-precious stones and shell. The collection includes: Gorgeous Tall Mirrored Double Door Dressing Vanity, Spectacular 2-Door Armoire w/Highly Carved Stone Overlay & Fancy MOP Inlays, 6-Door Cabinet, Occasional Tables, etc! * Exceptional Antique 19thC Carved 4 Poster Bed * Oak 3 Drawer Wash Stand * 5pc Designer Dining Suite w/Leather Highback Side Chairs * Beautiful Antique Double Sized 9 Drawer Highboy Chest * Mixed Wood Library Table * Antique Carved Mahogany Upholstered Slipper Chair * Antique Eastlake Carved & Turned Marble Topped Parlor Table w/Elaborate Pedestal Legs & Original Iron Wheels! * Vintage Upholstered Rocker * Modern but cool Pine Pie Cabinet * Solid Rosewood Carved Blanket Chest w/Brass Hardware * 6 Drawer Ash Highboy * Fancy Carved & Gilded Wall Mirror * Vintage Elm Wood Db Drawer Dresser * Bookcases throughout the house * 2 Rice Paper Style Lrg Panels & and more!
Many Vintage, Antique, Asian, & Designer Lamps: Vintage Pressed Glass Fancy Table Lamp * Antique Pressed Glass Oil Lamp w/Brass Base * Fancy Inlaid Red Lacquer Table Lamp * Vintage Porcelain Classic Bedroom Lamp * Vintage Brass Table Lamp * and more!
Rugs: Hand Knotted * Machine Loomed * Even a round hook rug woven by the Grandmother!
Glass/Pottery/China: Drop Dead Gorgeous Fancy Pressed & Layered 3 Flute Diamond & Dot Opalescent Epergne, trimmed in sapphire glass w/double crimped & ruffled base & flutes! * Wonderful Fancy Wheel Cut Stems * Lrg Collection of Signed Art Glass: Lrg Vases, Bowls, Trays, Plaques, etc * Art Glass Paperweights * A Killer Signed Blown Art Glass Christmas Hanging Twisted Bulb * Celedon Signed Vases * Gold Layered Ruby Glass Serving Set * Ruby & Cobalt Vases * Crystal Stemware Set w/Emerald Green Stems * Capodimonte Wall Panel * Signed Art Glass Figural Scent Bottle * Gorgeous Signed Art Glass Shell * There are a good number of Signed Chargers: Pottery, Asian, English, etc * Lrg Art Glass Bowl w/Brass Foot & Stand * and more!
Lots of Jewelry, Sterling, & Art (which we will start going through on Monday!): Sterling Flatware & Service Pieces * 19thC Bright Cut Cream/Sugar * Silver Plated Serving Pieces & Trays * and more!
Garden/Outdoors: Huge Array of Quality Plants, Porcelains, Pottery & Mixed Material Pots, Plant Stands, Hanging Plants, and more! * Outstanding Wrought Iron & Glass Patio Set & Garden Sculptures in Stone, Cement, & Mixed Materials * and more!
There are also many books which we will begin going through on Monday!
NEW FINDS! Vintage Signed Jemez Pueblo Pottery "Story Teller" * Several Black Lacquer Vases in Varying Szs * Carved/Painted Lrg Wood Cat w/hidden compartment, accessible by sliding part of the belly back! * More Celadon Pieces * 4pc Vintage Silver Plate Tea/Coffee Set * More Pcs of Signed Art Glass * Lombok Tribal Baskets w/Carved Wood Finials * Wonderful Mineral Specimens * Very Rare Pr of Vintage Miniature Portraits Painted on Ivory, signed & mounted in ivory frames! * Tall Sculptural Wood/Iron Goose * Splendid Lmt Edition #48/50 Artist Signed "Dedicated Spinning & Weaving" Painting by Pam Xiao Ling, peasant farm artist from China, 1995, comes COA w/paperwork * Lots More Vintage Cut Crystal including Lrg Set of 43pcs of 22k Overlaid Decanter Set by Culver, USA, classic late Mid-Century in mint condition * Many More Asian Signed Porcelains * Incredible Carved Stone Overlaid Db Door Armoire * 6 Door Lrg Cabinet w/all carved stone inlays. It is 3 separate cabinets that could be used individually or in any combination as each pc is completely finished! * Walnut Round Lamp Table * Carved Stone Inlaid Oval Occasional Table * Late Mid Century Wall Table, branded "Made in Norway", beautiful wood work! * 25pcs Sterling Flatware by Towle, Candlelight Pattern * Set of 6 Walker & Hall 1890 Sterling Teaspoons * Much of the jewelry is custom made by noted jewelry designers: Cynthia Chuang, Erh-Ping Tsai, Jewelry 10, Chico's, Cookie Lee, and many more! * Sterling Necklaces, Pins, & Rings * 17' Fiberglass Mariner XL Kayak in what appears to be very good condition * 13' Seda Kayak in used condition * and so much more!