Presidential Decanters Arrive at Carnegie in Pittsburgh

Remember those presidential decanters at the New York Winter Antiques Show in January? We wrote about them in this post. According to a recent article in the New York Times, they are now part of the collection at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. The story says they were originally at an auction in suburban Philadelphia and described in the catalog as “generic.” The buyer, Christopher T. Rebollo, thought otherwise. They were in fact decanters maker Bakewell supplied for White House and President James Monroe. The asking price at the show was $165,000, but apparently there’s room to bargain even here. They went on view Wednesday at the Carnegie.

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