Presidential Finds at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show

From February 10-16, the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show (561-822-5440) will once again bring endless aisles of bling and beauty to the Palm Beach County Convention Center. This year, Presidents Day falls amid the festivities February 15, and the show will have no shortage of presidential antiques. In honor of our nation’s first president, here are four George Washington collectibles that will be available through New Orleans’ M.S. Rau Antiques.

 

Plates

George Washington collectibles - Blue Canton  from M.S. Rau Antiques - Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antiques

Washington and his wife, Martha, dined upon this blue Canton china dinner plate ($24,500) and served supper using this pewter platter ($28,500).

George Washington collectibles - pewter dinner platter from M.S. Rau Antiques - Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antiques


George Washington collectibles - Martha Washington's Cameo Mourning Pendant from M.S. Rau Antiques - Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antiques

Cameo Mourning Pendant

Following Washington’s death in 1799, Martha commissioned and wore this cameo mourning pendant ($34,500) in honor of her late husband.


 

Hair and Casket Shavings

George Washington collectibles - Hair & Casket Shavings from M.S. Rau Antiques - Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antiques

Diehard Washington fans with a penchant for the macabre will go gaga for this frame ($22,850) that contains strands of his hair and shavings from his funerary case.


George Washington collectibles - Biography by James A. Harrison from M.S. Rau Antiques - Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antiques

Biography

This exceptionally rare early biography ($22,500) by James A. Harrison boasts Cosway binding and a stunning portrait of Washington.

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