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.
Washington and his wife, Martha, dined upon this blue Canton china dinner plate ($24,500) and served supper using this pewter platter ($28,500).
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
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.
This exceptionally rare early biography ($22,500) by James A. Harrison boasts Cosway binding and a stunning portrait of Washington.