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Larry purchased his first antique in 1975 at the age of 26 in Austin, Texas, figuring out that it was a better value than new furniture. He found that he could “trade-up” and realize a profit when he was ready to do so. Thus began a lifelong love of beautiful antiques. Larry spent his spare time traveling around the country studying and soaking up every piece of knowledge about antiques that he could. He started a research library that today contains over 5,000 books. Of course, he uses the Internet now, but the original copies of his research books often have just the information he is unable to find elsewhere.
In the process of learning and collecting, Larry built a notable collection of Victorian furnishings, art, and accessories for his home. While he was building his collection, he worked in the family development business in his hometown of Austin, Texas. Then, he decided to turn his passion into a business. He has since been a consultant and buyer for museums, auction houses, collectors, decorators, attorneys, and authors, as well as owning his own antique business. He has owned antique galleries in Natchez, Mississippi, Austin, Texas, and Houston, Texas, before settling in Fredericksburg with his wife, Jeannie.
In the 37-year period that Larry has been involved in the world of antiques and art, he has had the privilege of assembling a number of museum-quality collections of art, antiques, and decorative accessories. Larry located and purchased the largest, finest, and most complete collection of Belter Furniture in the nation for one Midwest client. He has also helped restore a 1851 Georgia plantation and furnish the Rosedale Mansion in Columbus, Mississippi. These are just a few of the various projects Larry and Jeannie have completed over the years.
Larry and Jeannie have owned and operated their Fredericksburg art and antique gallery for over 17 years. They are housed in an old warehouse with beautiful wood beams and concrete floors, just 1-1/2 blocks off of Main Street at 209 South Llano. “We love both the look and the feel of the old structure and it shows off our collection perfectly“. Much of the art is purchased out of the estates of private clients. It consists of well-respected and listed artists and spans a wide range of styles and subjects. Texas artists are favored by the Jacksons, but one never knows what they might find in this exciting 12,500 sq. ft. gallery.
The antique end of the gallery is a varied collection of American and European furnishings and decorative arts, including porcelain, silver, cut glass, crystal, cast iron, lighting, and lots of odd and wonderful treasures. The Jacksons will tell you they love Texas furniture and are always on the lookout for it. They carry both primitive and high-end antiques in the gallery, and also have an additional 3,500 sq. foot area for consignments housing both antique and contemporary.
To make a long story short, Larry is an expert in the field of art and antiques whos expertise and experience goes far beyond the Texas Hill Country.