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Quietly selling top quality Americana and folk art for more than 30 years.

 

OH FOR THE LOVE OF EDOUART! You must see the 12/15/14 Update to Silhouettes

I think I've finished the Fast & Furious Website Updates for the year! Lots and lots of stuff added.

12/11/14 & 12/8/14 Updates to Pewter; 12/5/14 Updates to Portraits & Silhouettes;12/4/14 Updates to Silhouettes and Textiles

12/3/14 Updates to Silhouettes and Portraits;12/2/14 Updates in Early Lighting and Textiles; 12/1/14 Updates in Paint Decoration;11/30/14, Make Do Collection in Not Miscellaneous!; 11/26, 2014 Updates in Silhouettes and Textiles.

Check everyday as the thumbnails below with have the date of the most current update. Gifts for $300 & Under being updated everyday!

See January Advertising Preview for Maine Antique Digest

 

If you are seeing the pages of this website without it fitting to your computer, put the website address into your browser compatability settings.  Internet Explorer has made my website software a bit obsolete.  Am looking for a new software to use (and learn--which is causing the most reluctance).

 

 

 

Portraits

Updated 12/5/14; 12/3/14; 11/17/14

Silhouettes

Updated 121514; 12/4/14; 12/3/14; 11/26/14

 

Folk Art

Updated 09/28/2014

 

Americana & Pewter

Pewter Updated 12/11/14; 12/8/14

Early Lighting Updated 12/2/14

Paint Decoration Updated 12/1/14

Not Miscellaneous Updated 11/30/14

Textiles Updated 12/4/14;  12/2/14 &  11/26/14

 

Reference Books

Updated 10/20/2014

 

Sentimental & Mourning Jewelry

 

Just for Fun

Updated with new article 4/21/2014

A growing grouping of fun educational articles: History of Silhouettes, Silhouettist Biographies, Folk Portrait Artists, Stewardship of Antiques, Short Histories of Tokens of Love & Friendship, Theorem Painting in America, Scherenschnitte, Antique & Vintage Purses, Why We Collect Likenesses, Valuation Considerations of Antique Artwork, Early Mourning Rituals, Christening or Birth Announcement Pillows, Hooked Rugs, and Footstools and Hiding in Plain Sight (an article about researching antique artwork)

 

Advertising Previews, Current & Past Ads

Updated 12/02/2014

Kind of Like a Blog

Updated 09/21/14

Peggy McClard has a great interest in learning as much about her inventory as possible.  She is always pleased to share the information she learns with you.  So that she might share some of that information with you on a regular basis, this website provides a growing number of educational pages:  History of Silhouette, Silhouettist Biographies, Folk  Portrait Artists Biographies, Stewardship of Antiques, Tokens of Love & Friendship, Theorem Painting in America, Scherenschnitte The Art of Papercutting, Antique & Vintage Purses, Why Collect Likenesses?,  Valuation Considerations of Antique ArtworkHiding In Plain Sight or the Elusive Shades, Early Mourning Rituals History of Christening PillowsHistory of Hooked Rugs, and History of Footstools or "Crickets".  Peggy will add to these fun and educational pages as time permits.

Publications & Interviews:

Page, Melinda, "What to Collect Now: Silhouettes", Country Living Magazine, June 2014, 39-42.

Kenney, Al, "Micro-Targeted Marketing, The Art of Marketing", Maine Antique Digest, April 2014, 11-B (pdf attached by permission of Maine Antique Digest).

Viator, Jane, "Picture Perfect", Antiques Roadshow Insider, April 2011 (pdf attached by permission of Antiques Roadshow Insider).  Great article about theorem painting.

Lefko, Linda Carter, "The Art of Grisaille Painting", Early American Life, March 2011.  10-21.

Rutherford, Emma, "Profiles of a New World -- the Portrait Silhouette in North America", America in Britain, Volume XLVIII, 2010 (pdf attached by permission of The American Museum in Bath).

"Through The Looking Glass", Portland Monthly, November 2010.

Viator, Jane, "Shadows From The Past", Antiques Roadshow Insider, November 2010 (pdf attached by permission of Antiques Roadshow Insider).

McClard, Peggy, "Antique Tokens of Love & Friendship", Houston-Antiques.com, September 2009.

Rutherford, Emma, Silhouette:  The Art of the Shadow.  Rizzoli, New York, 2009.  Images taken by Peggy McClard Antiques and of McClard Collection silhouettes in Chapter "Profiles of the New World" pages 183-222.

LeFever, Gregory, "Side by Side, Faces in Black and White", Early American Life Magazine, June 2009.

McClard, Peggy, "Antique Silhouettes", Houston-Antiques.com, March 2009.

Cloutier, Anne Marie, "Something About Silhouettes", Country Living Magazine, January 2009 (online article at CountryLiving.com).  This article features old and new silhouettes.  Please see frame 5 of the online article for part of my collection and inventory.

Payne, Suzanne Rudnick and Payne, Michael R., "Six Choices for the Sitter, James H. Gillespie (1793-after 1849)", Antiques & Fine Art, 200 (Summer/Autumn 2008) (online article at antiquesandfineart.com).

"Top 10 Collectibles for 2008", Country Home Magazine, July/August 2008 (online article at CountryHome.com).

"Let's Go Antiquing - What To Collect Now: Watercolor Folk Portraits", CountryHome.com, February 2008.

Anderson, David, "Dallas Texas, Ralph Willard's Tower Antique Show", Maine Antique Digest, May 2007, 36B-38B (pdf, copyright by Maine Antique Digest).

Please contact Peggy for more detailed photos, condition reports, shipping information, and return policy.  Or just tell her what you like to collect so she can be on the look out for it. Peggy hopes you will keep her in mind when you are ready to purchase something fun (like an antique silhouette or antique portrait....or some other type of early folk art)!

Peggy is always interested in buying single items or full collections of items of the same type and quality as what you find on this website.  Peggy does not do monetary appraisals because her legal and business training leads her to believe there is a serious conflict of interest when an antique dealer who might be interested in buying a piece tells someone what the piece is "worth".  Certified appraisers are qualified to give you a monetary appraisal.  Antique dealers may be qualified but should conflict out of giving the same monetary appraisal.

Peggy is available for lectures and guidance in building your collection.  She is also available for consultation with museums, auction houses and appraisers.

Because Peggy's inventory can't possibly all fit on this website, why don't you visit her antiques gallery in Central Houston.  Call for an appointment and easy driving directions.

Check out Peggy's Wants to see what Peggy is looking to buy right now!

Click here for the Return Policy

PLEASE NOTE THAT I DO NOT ACCEPT MONEY ORDERS BECAUSE MY BANK FREEZES FUNDS TO COVER MONEY ORDERS FOR 6-8 WEEKS AS A RESULT OF FRAUDULENT MONEY ORDERS AROUND THE COUNTRY.  THIS INCLUDES USPS MONEY ORDERS.  THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT SO THAT YOUR SHIPMENT IS NOT HELD UP.  THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE. EMAIL ME FOR ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT METHODS.

 

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People have become increasingly aware that the human race needs to lessen our footprint on the Earth.  We all know that without conservation, we will run out of fossil fuels in not too many years down the road and there is only so much room for landfills to take the enormous amounts of things we throw away.  Let's remember that living with antiques is a green way of life....one that can help us leave a smaller footprint on this planet.  It's a beautiful way to recycle.  Decorating with antiques helps to save trees and fuel needed to make and import new furnishings.  It lessens the things sent to landfills.  It preserves our history and teaches our children the joy of keeping in touch with our past.  Pass along the word--

Antiques Are Green!

Last updated on 12/15/2014


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