Peggy McClard Antiques
Americana & Folk Art
Quietly selling top quality Americana and folk art for more than 30 years.
Check out the "Collecting" article in the June 2014 issue of Country Living Magazine. It's about collecting Silhouettes and features 13 pieces from this website. The article is also online at "What to collect: 12 Gorgeous Silhouettes". I have no idea why they reference 12 silhouettes in the title since the article has many more than 12 silhouettes!
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).
It's Time for the Summer Sale! Updated August 17--Next Summer Sale Update August 24!
The Sale Only Has One More Update! If You Want It, Grab It!
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 Artwork, Hiding In Plain Sight or the Elusive Shades, Early Mourning Rituals History of Christening Pillows, History of Hooked Rugs, and History of Footstools or "Crickets". Peggy will add to these fun and educational pages as time permits.
Publications & Interviews:
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 items of 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!
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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--
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