Rue’s Manhattan Apartment

Rue's Set of Five Depression Era Glass Side Plates

Rue used these side plates for parties and in her day-to-day life. At five inches across they are the perfect size for a little snack. Rue’s Depression Era set of plates come with a Certificate of Authenticity from Estate of Rue.

$225

Rue's Random "Set" of Pink Cups and Saucers

We know our descriptions often are WAY too long, but there is so much to tell you. Here we have four pieces from Rue’s collection of Depression Era glassware; and they are four pink pieces that don’t make up a set, but Rue used them as such. In fact, in the photos posted, you can...

Rue's "Mickey & Minnie" Mugs [SOLD]

Rue called this pair of mugs “Mickey and Minnie Mouse.” You’d be getting tea or coffee and she’d say: “Give me Minnie and you take Mickey.” Or, she’d set her coffee down somewhere and lose it – which she always was doing – and she’d...

Rue's Vintage Roses Plate

Even though this plate of Rue’s is stamped “La Perl Roses – Germany” it turns out the company that made it was located in The United States. The Wheelock family lived in the Midwest and was selling porcelain plates before the Civil War. However, since the best porcelain...

Rue's Pair of Vintage Sorbet Style Champagne Glasses [SOLD]

Don’t you just love the twisted ribbon etching on Rue’s pair of champagne glasses? They are so simple and elegant. Rue often drank champagne at her parties, and at brunch, and when there was something to celebrate. I guess we could have just written “Rue often drank...

Rue's Set of Five Deco Porcelain Bowls

This set of bowls was made in Japan back in the days when “Made in Japan” represented the highest of quality. We hardly ever see that “Made in Japan” stamp on anything anymore. Anyway (that was a lot of any in a row, eh?), these are the perfect cereal/soup bowls because...

Rue's Green Depression Glass Snack Bowl and Wine Glass

Like many of us, Rue liked to relax with a little snack and a glass of wine (or two) at the end of a long day. As we’ve mentioned, she always made use of pieces in her collection; they were DEFINITELY not for display purposes only. On occasion, Rue would pair up this little Depression...

English Porcelain Vessel From Rue's Kitchen (NEW INFORMATION FROM FAN)

Rue owned this screw-top porcelain vessel for many, many years. In the photo shown, you can her first husband with one of Rue’s cats and the vessel is on the shelf in the background. This photo was taken about 30-years ago – which was 30-years after they had divorced. The two had...

Rue's Super Skinny Champagne Flutes

Let’s make something clear right off the bat: this price is for TWO of Rue’s super skinny champagne flutes. Rue still has three left, and we intend to send the purchaser all three, we just have no faith that these really tall, really skinny stemmed glasses can all make it anywhere...

Vintage Cup and Saucer From Rue's Collection

Here is another beautiful cup and saucer from Rue’s collection. The pieces are marked on the bottom, and the cup even has all sorts of numbers about which we know absolutely nothing. The saucer measures 5.5″ across and the cup is 3″ high with a 2.5″ opening. ...

Rue's Little Handled Bowl

We don’t know if this Depression Era, pressed glass piece of Rue’s is meant to be a sugar caddy or a candy dish. Rue used it as as a candy dish, but doesn’t it look like it ought to have a matching creamer? Anyway, it doesn’t, so we’ll go with candy dish. The...

Rue's Stunning Rose Plate

Since we posted that other old rose plate of Rue’s that is faded from decades of use, we thought we’d post another one of Rue’s rose plates, but this one is miraculously pristine. It isn’t that Rue used it any less than the other, either, it must have something to do...

Set of Rue's Pink Depression Era Glass Side Plates

Rue actually owned a dozen of these matching pink Depression Era plates, but we’ve broken them down into three lots of four plates each so more people can get a set. These side plates are about 6″ across with 3.75″ base rings on the bottom. The have interesting shapes and...

Pair of Rue's Vintage Pin Plates (Was Three, But One Sold)

We actually previously posted this lot of three of Rue’s vintage Barvarian pin plates, but then we sold one and took it down. There was this fan, see, and she had a limited budget, see, and she really wanted the blue plate at the top, see, and so we sold it to her. But then, we pulled...

Rue's Old and New Shot Glasses

It seems like we write so many postings having to do with Rue drinking, Rue enjoying drinking, or Rue having had too much to drink, etc… Let us make it perfectly clear, Rue was NOT some sort of a slusho or anything like it, she just liked to have a nip here and there. Anyway, we’ve...

Rue's Pair of Pewter Candlesticks

Rue’s pewter candlesticks are LONG – over 10 inches – and they hold 1″ thick candles. They are heavy, too. These candlesticks are very dramatic statement pieces, and when you set them on the table for a romantic dinner for two, and insert some 18″ smooth tapers,...

Rue's Betta Fighting Fish

Rue had an extensive collection of little animal figurines and this crystal Betta Fighting Fish is a piece in that collection. She kept the figurines on glass shelves in her foyer, glass shelves in her master bathroom, and in a curio cabinet in her dining room. She moved the collection from...

Rue's Carved Marble Sea Lion

Rue’s little sea lion is carved out of such an interesting marble; this might be “fossiliferous,” but we aren’t certain. We do know that the miniature sculpture measures 2″ long by .75″ wide, at its widest, and it stands just over 1.5″ tall. ...

One of Rue's Backyard Sconce Planters [SOLD]

If you look in the photo posted of Rue you can see a pair of these plaster sconces hanging on the fence in the yard of her Manhattan apartment. We don’t know where one of them is, so we’re only offering this one now. The photo was taken after Rue’s stroke when we were...

Rue's Coffee Cup From Visit to City of Salford

Rue loved England and took gigs there whenever she could. Once whatever production she went there to do was over, she’d stay in the Country and travel. One of the places she visited was The City of Salford, which is part of Greater Manchester, Enland. While there, Rue purchased this...

Rue's Ceramic Frog

I followed a frog the other day while walking through a forest that burned to ashes last year in a forest fire; I shot a photo of the little critter and posted it here. The experience reminded me of a little ceramic frog Rue had owned as a part of her extensive animal figurine collection, and I...

Rue's Woven Cane and Tin Box

Rue kept this little box on a shelf in her library or, at times, on a chest of drawers in her walk-in closet. She used it as a catch all and there were spools of thread, a pair of little scissors, some candy, a ball of rubber bands, an envelope of cash, photos, and even a pair of diamond stud...

Rue's Hand-Painted Stuffed Pheasant

At first glance, we assumed this large stuffed pheasant was another one of Rue’s stuffed animals, just part of the collection. However, on closer examination, we discovered this piece is not a child’s toy AT ALL. In fact, this thing is a true work of art. If you look closely,...

Rue's Vintage Parrot Party Platter

How cool is Rue McClanahan’s parrot party platter? Rue used it to serve food at her parties in both her California and New York homes for decades. It is made out of some sort of a lightweight wood; hand-painted, of course. The piece is a foot high and just under a foot wide. Rue’s...

Rue's Beautiful Native American Waste Can (That Was Never Used For Waste!)

Leave it to Rue McClanahan to own a waste can that is a work of art. Rue purchased this handmade American Indian piece in the 1980s and used it for the rest of her life – although I do not recall anyone ever actually throwing a piece of trash inside of it, it was simply too nice! It is...

Rue's Last Remaining Marble Paper Towel Holder

Rue liked these marble paper towel holders so much that she purchased several of them. She used them outside and inside in her California and New York City homes. We’ve already sold the others, so this is the last one. The marble piece weighs over two pounds – you don’t have...

Rue's Etched Mini-Cake Dome

Can you see this little etched cake dome beside Rue in the photos posted? She used to use this dome when there was single piece of something she baked left over. We all used to get so excited when we’d walk into her apartment and see the mini-cake dome on top of a plate on the big...

Rue's Platter From Early 1900s

This is an old piece; probably from the very early 1900s. It is “Royal Ironstone China” and it was made by the “Charles Meakin” company in England. The piece measures a foot across and 8.75″ wide. It has some interesting age marks – which Rue always adored...

Rue's British Mug and Tea Set

Isn’t the cartoon on this mug a hoot? Timeless. When Rue appeared in a production of “Harvey” in London, this mug and tea set were gifted to her by a member of the cast. Rue wrote her name on top of the tea tins because she didn’t want anyone else to drink her tea or...

Three Pink Plates From Rue's Collection

Here are three plates from Rue’s collection of Depression Era glassware. The pink plates measure as follows: the rounds are 8″ across and the unique one with the six sides is 7.5″ across. Rue’s three pink plates will appear on one Certificate of Authenticity from Estate...

Rue's Depression Era Glass Amber Bowl

We think they refer to this shade of yellow as “amber” in the Depression Glass circles, but we could be mistaken, it might just be called “yellow.” Anyway, Rue’s bowl measures 4.5″ across and stands 1.5″ high. The piece comes with a Certificate of...

Pair of Rue's Green Plates

This is a pair of Rue’s matching green Depression Era glass plates from her extensive collection. Each plate measures 6″ across and there are no chips or cracks in either one (amazing!). Rue’s pair of green Depression Era glass plates come with a Certificate of Authenticity...

Rue's Christmastime Pet Water Bowl

Although Rue’s last pet – Kate the black cat – used to drink her water out of a stemmed crystal bowl, during the holidays Rue replaced the piece of crystal with this “Becca Barton” bowl. The piece measures 2.75″ high and 5″ across. It was probably...

Pair of Rue's Mismatched Green Depression Era Cups and Saucers

Here is a pair of Rue’s green Depression Era glass mismatched cups and saucers. The fact that they did not match NEVER stopped Rue from using them. In fact, she very much liked the randomness of putting the pieces together. Rue’s pair of mismatched cups and saucers – four...

Rue's Sorbet Style Amber Depression Era Champagne Glass And Square Snack Plate

Sometimes a gal wants a little snack and a glass of champagne, and this is the perfect, stylish plate and glass to enjoy both on. Rue’s Depression Era square plate has very interesting corners, there are no chips or cracks, and it measures 6″ across. Her sorbet style champagne...

One of Rue's Solitary Depression Era Plates [SOLD]

This is a plate from Rue’s collection of Depression Era glass; it measures 8″ across. It doesn’t have a match in the collection, it was an solitary piece in this pattern. You can see the plate in the original inventory shot taken on the sideboard in the dining area of...

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