Posted 4 months ago
Living in Southeastern Virginia, my house has colonial style architecture. We also have a pair of cats (a blue Persian and a blue point Balinese), so when we began collecting glass, art pottery, and Wedgwood, I began with the premise that display cabinets would be the best course of action.
These photos are of the cases in our dining room, and they were taken a couple of years ago. Now they are completely full. Fortunately the cats are pretty good and don't bother anything. Currently our collection includes about 200 art glass items, over 300 Wedgwood pieces, and about 75 items of Deco era American art pottery. We also have Masonic antiques, historic and pre-historic artifacts, ancient and early modern coins, film cameras, political memorabilia, poster art, watches, etc. This has spilled out of the 5 china cabinets and also covers some built in shelves in the library, side boards, desks, the walls, the fireplace mantel, end tables, filing cabinets, etc. Riker mounts and display frames contain the "smalls" and are stored in drawers. Items not on dispaly are kept in boxes and bins in the climate controlled garage. A security system is a must, as is an insurance rider for antiques and a trusty pump action 12GA.
I believe we are practically ready to open a small wing of a museum!