'Roaming Emporium' estate sale pops up in Lake Oswego
First collection features Wallace Kay Huntington's historic Oregon art, furniture, pottery and more
The Roaming Emporium, a temporary retail location that pops up several times a year in different locations throughout the Northwest, will debut in Lake Oswego on Friday with a variety of items from the estate of Wallace Kay Huntington.
Huntington, who died Feb. 3 at the age of 88, was a fifth-generation Oregonian, a celebrated author and landscape architect who practiced throughout the region. He was the great-grandson of Thomas Kay, who founded the historic Kay Woolen Mill in 1889.
Huntington was educated in Salem and graduated in art history from the University of Oregon. He served as president of the North Pacific chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, and was a frequent contributor to Oregon Historical Society publications.
In 1976, Huntington purchased the historic pioneer William Case House near Champoeg and began extensive restoration of the 1859 Greek revival home, filling it with his collections of Oregon art, furniture and pottery. His estate includes historic Oregon furniture and furnishings, a Tiffany chandelier, extensive fine arts and collectibles from Oregon artists, a chinoiserie grandfather clock, a Coxed and Woster desk circa 1700, home and garden décor and much more.
All of it will be on display in downtown Lake Oswego at 340 First St. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday through Sunday, for the remaining three weekends in April.
In May, the shop will feature vintage and fine art glass from the estate of Grace Williams, who was the first woman elected to serve as a district attorney in Oregon.
Gary Germer & Associates, an antique and fine art appraiser and estate broker based in Portland, created The Roaming Emporium concept for clients who wanted to liquidate their estates but either couldnt or didnt want to host a sale at their home. Instead, Germer collects the estates and brings them to pop-up shops across the Nothwest.
For a gallery of photos from the Huntington estate sale, go to www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152613785396862.1073741862.219813421861&type=3.