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July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Abbie Ann Alexander
I guarantee sometime in your life you will inherit a bag or box of jewelry and wonder what you have.
When was it made? Who made it? What did they do with it? What is it worth? Is it real?
Starting at the very beginning, Abbie will share what she has learned with you this evening.
Abbie will be doing appraisals but there won’t be a lot of time available. Therefore, we ask that you limit yourself to only one or two pieces – if you need more than that, we recommend you make an appointment to meet directly with Abbie.
About Abbie: Abbie Ann Alexander, of Peoria was born in Lincoln, Illinois. She always loved going up to the attic of their Victorian home to look at the old things stored up there.
In her senior year of high school Abbie decided to attend the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, majoring in Interior Design. Her favorite professor concentrated on the history of furniture. Victorian furniture was drippy, rigid, old furniture and Abbie had grown up with a lot of it. It wasn’t until years later that she connected the dots that Victorian furniture was named after Queen Victoria of England.
Abbie pursued her Master’s Degree at Illinois State University in Antiques and Decorative Arts and studied in Europe during her class.
Abbie has taught the History of Jewelry at Heartland Community College, the Peoria Park District, and the Osher Life Long Learning (OLLI) program at Bradley University. Her history of jewelry classes starts with Victorian, and continues with Edwardian, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Modern Costume Jewelry.
Business meeting will follow.