In the early Eighties, Maker and Freer opened their gallery as the Pearl District was shifting from derelict warehouses to designer showrooms. Over years of amassing and selling antiques from throughout the world, Maker and Freer also preserved and repurposed architectural options salvaged from historic Oregon buildings going through the wrecking ball. The men are undaunted by the house improvement project they’re taking up in tiny Tournon-d’Agenais. They joke that Maker can “parlez francais” and Freer knows sufficient to ask for a hammer and nails. Sight unseen, they bought an deserted 13th-century stone building in a remote village in southwestern France and are outfitting it with their favourite possessions and selling all the remaining.
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