S.  Klapmuts (European 18th-19th Century), Chickens and Roosters in a Classical Landscape, oil on arched canvas

Property from a Baltimore, Maryland Collector

40 West Gude Dr
Rockville, Maryland

The Elizabeth Louise “Betty” Margolet collection is rooted in two generations of antique dealers. Louise’s mother, Minerva R. Margolet, née Wachstein (1897-1968), started an antique business on North Howard Street, Baltimore, Maryland in 1939. Louise’s older sister Bernice Frances Margolet (1921-2008) soon joined their mother in the business and after several years the two sisters began to take on additional responsibilities due to their mother’s health. Upon their mother’s death, the antique business became Bernice’s full-time occupation.

Louise, however, choose a different career path. The Goucher College graduate became a medical research associate at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and spent her adult working life in that important endeavor. Louise’s love of science was accompanied by her passion for antiques, especially French and Asian examples. She and her sister were inseparable while making the rounds of the antique shows and auctioneers’ salesrooms from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. and points in between.

Weschler's was a particular favorite and the two sisters could be seen at nearly every auction. Louise had a wonderful antique collection of her own that was enhanced by her mother’s and sister’s estates. She sold a portion of the collections shortly after Bernice’s death in 2008 but kept the many hundreds of pieces she enjoyed the most.

The executors, Ben Swanson, Kamila Swanson and Mary Ann Isaacs are proud to present her treasures at auction.

Exhibit - September 9-14; Weschler's New Location: 40 West Gude Dr, Ste 100, Rockville MD 20850

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The Cravens collection features a pair of metal stabiles by Alexander Calder, to include this creation, titled Crayfish (est.  $50,000-$80,000).
  • September 22-23, 2017
  • Geneseo, New York
Hans Burkhardt, City At Night I, Guadalajara, 1957, oil on canvas
  • September 23 - December 23, 2017
  • Los Angeles, California

Hans Burkhardt in Mexico

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357 North La Brea
Los Angeles, California


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  • September 23, 2017
  • Brockton, Massachusetts

Kids Paint!

Fuller Craft Museum

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  • September 23-24, 2017
  • Highwood, Illinois

Highwood Starving Artists Show

Amdur Productions

Downtown Highwood
301 Waukegan Ave.
Highwood, Illinois


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Huddle - a postcard show at Shoebox Projects
  • September 23, 2017
  • Los Angeles, California
DRAW OUT! at The Heckscher Museum of Art
  • September 24, 2017
  • Huntington, New York

DRAW OUT! Arts Festival at The Heckscher Museum of Art

The Heckscher Museum of Art
2 Prime Avenue
Huntington, New York


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  • September 24-25, 2017
  • Brockton, Massachusetts
In A Dark Time by Pam Douglas (detail)
  • September 26 - October 21, 2017
  • Los Angeles, California
Nancy McLean, Solar Power 2, Oil on Canvas, 36'' x 24''
  • September 26 - October 17, 2017
  • NYC, New York
Westby and Mercier, Outside Time, Ink & Silver on Canvas, 60''x 36''
  • September 26 - October 17, 2017
  • NYC, New York
David Bailey
  • September 27 - October 29, 2017

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Crocker Art Museum exhibition looks at Japanese internment and incarceration in the early 1940s
February 19 - May 14, 2017
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