Rue’s Manhattan Apartment

Rue's Small Porcelain Vase

Don’t you just love when old porcelain gets that cracked finish all over? Rue did, and that was part of the reason she was always purchasing old porcelain pieces from antique shops around the globe. Rue owned this piece for at least 30-years; we know that because we found photos from...

Rue's Set of Four German Bowls

One of the reasons that Rue selected me – this is MJL at Estate of Rue – is that I am decidedly NOT a stuff person. Rue knew that I would follow her wishes and send all of her things out there into the world because I don’t really keep a lot of possessions in my own life. ...

Rue's "Concert" Breakfast Cup and Saucer

We think they call this a “breakfast cup” because it is so huge that you use it for cereal or oatmeal and not coffee or tea; if you actually drank that much caffeine you’d be wired out of your mind! You can see this piece in Rue’s kitchen cabinets by MJL’s big head...

Rue's Filched Sugar Pourer

Here we go again, yet another piece of evidence from Rue McClanahan’s International filching crime spree. We actually don’t know if this 6.75″ sugar pourer was nabbed during the modeling trip to Germany Rue took in the ’90s, from whence those gorgeous images come, or...

Rue's Framed RARE Frank Sinatra Movie Marquee Poster

Many people remember Shelley Winters from her later work – Like “The Poseidon Adventure” – when she had already changed physically, but back in the day, she was a glamor girl. Rue owned this rare marquee display from a movie that Ms. Winters starred in with none other...

Another Framed Doily from Rue's Collection

You can see this framed doily against the far wall in the photo taken of Rue’s doily collection in the master bedroom of her Manhattan apartment. This is a uniquely shaped piece, and the professional framer did an excellent job custom cutting a couple layers of matting to surround the...

Another Charger from Rue's Collection

Here is another charger from Rue’s collection. These beautiful plates are 13.5″ across and are made for either use or display; they have holes in the back if you want to put a loop in and hang it somewhere. Rue did both; some she displayed on the walls of her dining room and some...

NOW $81 - Rue's Cracked Glaze Tea Glasses

For some reason, we failed to shoot the bottoms and insides of this pair of Rue’s tea glasses. I just shot them leaning up against a folder with my portable camera; I wanted you to be able to see the bases and also how smooth they are inside. The color looks very different with my camera...

NOW $81 - Rue's Old Plate

This old plate – made prior to 1938, since that is when the company stopped production – used to sit on an antique apothecary cabinet in the foyer of Rue’s apartment. The intention was to throw Rue’s door keys on it so she’d always know where they were. However,...

A Basket from Rue's American Indian Art Collection

You know how there are baskets all over the place? You’ve got baskets that fruit or flowers came in, baskets that you bought at any store for a few dollars, and baskets that you have no idea where they came from, but they’ve always been around. Well, this is DEFINITELY NOT one of...

Rue's Coffee Mug from The Brooklyn Homicide Task Force

Rue thought The Brooklyn North Homicide Task Force had a delicious sense of humor. Using a classically shaped mug they created a piece using the traditional logo for The New York City Police Department, had the name of their group printed in relatively plain script on the side, and included a...

Rue's Waterford Crystal Bowl Used for Candle Light Show

We have no idea when or how Rue discovered that this Waterford Crystal bowl throws great shadows when there is a candle inside, but she figured it out and so that was what she used it for. She used to put plain votive candles inside, be we found this rather unique heart-shaped candle in her...

Rue's Ornate Silver Creamer and Sugar Set

This etched silver cream and sugar set is very old. The pieces were made by the C.B. Barker Mfg. Co. in New York. Naturally, they are very tarnished since Rue NEVER polished silver. Like her other tarnished pieces, we really want to clean them up, but we will hold off. The pieces are large...

Rue's Silver-Edged Green Depression Era Glass Platter

Isn’t this a unique piece? As you probably know by now, Rue had a large collection of Depression Era Glass, and this is one of the most singular pieces in the whole collection. The edge of this 9.5″ serving platter has a layer of what appears to be pounded silver leaf. Maybe this...

Pair - But Not a Set - of Green Plates

When you first look at this pair of plates you think they are a set, right? Well, I did. We were eating lunch and I complimented Rue on this set of salad plates and she explained that not only were they NOT a set, she bought them at two different antique stores years apart. Then I looked...

Rue's Silver Bud Vase

This 7″ tall silver vase is HEAVY. In fact, it feels like it is weighted with something in the bottom. Perhaps it is, do they do that so vases don’t fall over? That would make sense actually, because it is so elegantly thin that it probably would easily topple over without the...

Rue's Ivory (Hopefully Faux!) Figurine

Rue loved elephants and did a lot of work fighting for their safety and protection; we don’t think she would own anything ivory. But, this little figure sure does feel like ivory. There are two possibilities: one, she owned this piece from way back before she was educated about the...

Rue's Salt and Pepper Shakers

Rue had several sets of salt and pepper shakers, some were too big to be practical, others were too much like art to be functional, but his set was both practical and functional and so she used them all the time. The pair measure 4.5″ high and they come with a Certificate of Authenticity...

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