A rare artifact from the 1902 restoration of the White House will be coming up for auction beginning September 17, 2015

My goal is to publish new posts twice a week — Mondays and Thursdays. However, if you don’t see a new post on Thursday, it’s because I was too busy, so please look for a new one the following Monday.


This monumental Daum vase with wild orchids, bees and spider webs was part of the collection I just purchased and sold

This monumental Daum vase with wild orchids, bees and spider webs was part of the collection I just purchased and sold

As a follow-up to Monday’s post on a great collection of French cameo glass that I purchased, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that a client bought the entire collection, which is also the bad news. It’s gone, so no one else can buy any of the items. Sorry.

The plinth from the Transverse Hall of the White House, possibly the only remaining piece of the White House interior as rebuilt after the War of 1812. Photo courtesy of RR Auction

The plinth from the Transverse Hall of the White House, possibly the only remaining piece of the White House interior as rebuilt after the War of 1812. Photo courtesy of RR Auction

Today’s blog is a link to a fascinating article from this Tuesday’s New York Times about a rare plinth recovered from the 1902 restoration of the White House. It will be coming up for sale at RR Auction beginning September 17, 2015. Click here to read the article in the New York Times. Click here to go directly to the auction listing.


baltimore-8-2015(2)The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show will open to the public next week on Thursday, August 20th, at noon and will continue until Sunday, August 23 at 6 PM. If you haven’t made plans yet, there’s still time. I just checked hotwire.com and unbelievably there are 4½-star rooms in the Inner Harbor available for $85/night. Wow! The show is the best summer antique show in the entire United States, so it’s worth a trip from anywhere. Hope to see you there!

Click here to check my website for the latest items and to look around. I will update it as often as time permits. We’re still very much in business between shows, so please don’t hesitate to email or call. I always strive to offer the finest objects for sale on my website and at every show. There are many items for sale, sold items with prices and free lessons about glass and lamps. And remember to keep reading my blog.

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