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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Pottery Was Made in Satsuma Region Mar 22, 2019

Q: I have enclosed a photo of a Japanese vase that sat on my grandmother's mantle in the house I grew up in during the 1930s. There was another vase, but it was broken many years ago. It is decorated with Asian figures, raised white dots, pastel mult... Read More

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Colonial Revival Furniture Reflects the Past Mar 15, 2019

Q: This is a photo of a sideboard that has been in our family since the early 1900s. It originally belonged to our great-grandparents and has been passed down through our family. It is in mint condition. Any information you can provide about its hist... Read More

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Renaissance Revival Bed Was Made in Mid-1800s Mar 08, 2019

Q: This is a photo of an antique double bed that has been in our family for several generations. It is in excellent condition. The headboard is 7 feet tall and 63 inches wide, and the footboard is 34 inches tall. The headboard has urn-shaped finials ... Read More