Peggy has been collecting, buying, and selling antiques for more than 40 years. Peggy’s passion for American decorative arts has been educating and influencing Randy for more than 30 years. After a successful business career, Randy moved from the back office to be more directly involved in the day-to-day activities of the business. As a result, we changed the name from Peggy McClard Antiques to McClard Segotta Antiques. Peggy carefully researches almost every item that passes through our care to provide our clients with as much information as possible, including artist biographies, sitter genealogical information, and references to books and museum collections that will help you understand and appreciate the artwork and collectibles you may find interesting. Peggy retired from the practice of law to devote her time and energy in being the best antiques consultant she can be. Peggy and Randy look for every opportunity to increase their knowledge and both graduated from the Winterthur Institute. Peggy provides consultation to major auction houses and museums regarding antique silhouettes and folk art, and she has given educational lectures to museum docents, antiques study groups, dealer associations, appraisers, and other groups from Texas to Maine. She has been interviewed and quoted in numerous magazines distributed nationally in the U.S. and the U.K., trade journals, books, major auction house catalogs, and online educational websites. Peggy co-authored an article about one of her favorite silhouettists with two scholar-friends. That article was published in The Magazine Antiques. Peggy started business in a brick & mortar shop in Houston, Texas and exhibited at respected antiques shows starting in the 1980s. Peggy designed and built this website in 2004 and has updated and grown it to its present incarnation. One of Randy’s areas of responsibility is the operation and maintenance of this website and the supporting infrastructure and technologies.
We fully guarantee our inventory to be as represented. We promise to keep this website filled with fresh inventory at affordable prices. We will always have items to help you build a new collection or add to an established collection. We buy the best items we can and offer them to you at affordable prices. And we are always here to share our expertise to help you update and enjoy your collection to the greatest extent possible. You will always find the largest collection of authentic antique silhouettes for sale and the best educational information about period silhouettes here!
We remove prices from item listings once you commit to the purchase and remove photos of them within 30 days of completing the sale. We believe your privacy is more important than publicizing those items we have sold in the past. From time to time, we will use our copyrighted photos of items for educational purposes but never to promote the fact that we sold something you now own. If you would like to have the photo of an item you purchased removed prior to our regular website update, please let us know. It is important for you to know, however, that we retain the copyright to all images and may use those images in later publications.
Please note we do not accept money orders, including U.S. Postal Service money orders due to an increasing number of fraudulent money orders in circulation. Banks routinely hold funds from money orders 45 days or more.
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