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Porcelain bird vase



I became interested in beautiful objects through my family. My grandmother had beautiful silver, furniture, and china. Much of her furniture was handmade in Virginia and was either antique or made by the Biggs Furniture Company in Richmond, Virginia.

I inherited many of her things. Her son, my uncle, had been a career army officer living in Germany and Austria and returned to the US with a complete set of Meissen china he and his wife bought in East Germany in the early 1940s. They also acquired Austrian porcelain and fine art. My family taught me about these things as well as Virginia furniture.

While studying at Converse, I spent a semester in Europe studying art history. This gave me a good background in the art periods and styles at different times in history.


Converse College, BA Degree in Contemporary Humanities, Spartanburg, SC

George Washington University, Washington, DC, Certificate in the Appraisal of Antiques and Decorative Arts

American Society of Appraisers, Required courses toward designation

New York University, American pottery course, European and American Porcelain

Universal Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice--up to date


I have appraised all types of personal property with the exception of donation.

In the 1980s I was a real estate appraiser in Houston, Texas

Antique Furniture and Paintings
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