For those of you who have been regular readers, you know that I have been “burdened” with a family’s collection which dates back in some cases for two hundred years. This evening, I was speaking with my brother who asked me whatever happened to our grandfather’s pipes. I reported that they were safe in our grandmother’s cabinet right where our grandmother put them with all her clutter, still together. The English Regency cabinet and its contents are so English: Pratt 18th century cream pitcher, 18th century twisted stem clarets, Gold Anchor Chelsea figure, Meissen figures, Sevres biscuit figure, and her black “japanned” fans used to keep the hot fireplace from “melting” elegant ladies’ make-up. The lustres were in every house, on the piano, on the serving boards, in the windows; I inherited a number of pairs which once filled my grandmother’s house. I thought you might like to see this family clutter.
There is a huge cabinet in the garden level of this old house filled with My great grandmother’s clutter including a fantastic Henry VIII doll which I really prize. Hold on, I will photograph as soon as I get a moment. I think you will enjoy tons of good clutter. Hm!
Thomas Moore email: TMooreSr@me.com Telephone: 801.791.9918