About Anne McCollam

Anne McCollam

Anne McCollam

Anne McCollam took this column  over from her father, James G. McCollam, when he retired in 1993. Previous to that she worked with him as his research assistant. Her passion for antiques actually began when she was a child, with her first collections consisting of diminutive porcelain butter pats and Victorian egg cups.

She studied art/art history at St. Mary's College at Notre Dame, Ind. A large mosaic she created is permanently installed on the outside of Moreau Hall, the art department building. For 10 years she was a docent for the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame. There she was responsible for researching and writing tours for diverse groups.

She was also a storyteller for the museum for five years. During the mid 1990s she appeared on a nationally televised children's program representing the museum. She was on the Board of Directors of the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame for 12 years and as president emeritus continues to be an active board member.

She is frequently asked to speak to community groups on the subjects of antiques and collecting.

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Table With Bird's Eye View Oct 13, 2017

Q: The table in this photo is made of walnut and was given to my mother by a dear friend, who is now 96 years old. So many coats of white paint covered the table that it was not possible to see the eye of the bird. In fact, we didn't even know it had... Read More

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Sofa Is Twentieth Century Reproduction Oct 06, 2017

Q: The Sheraton sofa in this photo is over 55 years old. It is 72 inches long, has a camel back with rolled arms and straight legs with spade feet. The frame is mahogany; it is upholstered with the original burgundy silk fabric and has a single long ... Read More

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Lamp Table Lights Up Family Sep 29, 2017

Q: I inherited a table from my grandparents, who built a home in 1922. I assume the table was purchased at that time. It is 30 inches high, 27 inches wide and is in mint condition. I love the hardware, the detail work on the wood and especially the g... Read More