David Lackey Antiques and Art
has been collecting antiques since the age of 6 and
dealing since he was 12. Reared in west Texas and New
Mexico, he began to buy antique toys, depression glass
and assorted junk at garage sales, flea markets and
small-town auctions in the mid-1960s. After graduating
from Baylor University in 1979, he worked in retail
sales until 1983, when he embraced antiques as a full-time
business. From 1985-1986, he studied at the Christie's
Fine Arts Course in London with a specialization in
ceramics and has since become an active dealer in Houston,
Texas. He is an obsessive collector of Spode porcelain,
armorial ceramics and vintage Texas and Louisiana art.
Lackey Antiques and Art specializes in 18th and 19th century
furniture, ceramics, decorative arts and 20th century regionalist
art. Mr. Lackey is a member of the Houston Antiques Dealers
Association, the Ima Hogg Ceramics Circle and the Acquisitions
Committee of the Harris County Historical Society. He is often
quoted in national magazines on the subject of antiques and
collecting. Although he does not give written appraisals,
Mr. Lackey does extensive consultation work for area appraisers
and auction houses.
Mr. Lackey started
a china and crystal-matching service in 1981 that has merged
with partners to form eDish, with showrooms in Houston and
Salt Lake City. They specialize in matching antique, discontinued
and pre-owned fine china, pottery and crystal stemware patterns.
David Lackey is
available for speeches, workshops and group appraisal sessions
through the MasterMedia Speakers Bureau.