M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
MILLICENT FORD CREECH
Millicent Ford Creech has been brokering fine antiques since 1993. She offers 17th - early 19th century furniture, ceramics, and silver, as well as exceptional fine art by known American and European painters. She is the sole owner of M. Ford Creech Antiques & Fine Arts in Memphis, Tennessee, which is regarded as one of the leading small galleries in the United States, not only for its content, but the scope of merchandise offered. The gallery is recommended by Art & Antiques (vetted edition), and by Antiques & Fine Arts, including The Red Guide. Ms. Creech is known internationally for her selectivity, knowledge and preciseness. Most inventory is quite special in some aspect. All inventory is solely owned.
Ms. Creech is a native of Memphis, returning home in 1996, after a 35-year absence. During that absence, she gained national recognition as a portrait artist. That recognition includes the Metropolitan Museum Award through Catherine Lorillard Wolf at the National Arts Club, NYC, selection as one of the 20 top portraitists in America, and several museum exhibitions. Commissions have included the families endowing major museums, a curator of American art at the Metropolitan Museum, NYC, and many well-known American dignitaries and their families. Her waiting list usually ranged three to five years, and fees awarded for her work, to the mid five figures.
In 1989, to expand her life-long interest in 18th century antiques and decorative arts, Ms. Creech began formal training in 18th century British furniture, studying the Sotheby's Furniture and Decorative Arts accredited course with a Sotheby's associate for three years. Although the intent was pleasure and enrichment, she inadvertently found a passion equal to the fine arts. She sought out further intensive instruction and tutorage internationally with some of the world’s leading experts in furniture and decorative arts, as well as in the auction and retail arenas. The result is a unique combination of both the visual standpoint of an accomplished artist, and the intellectual and historical aspects of a love of learning. The growing demand for her expertise and services, as well as her growing passion for the field, brought about her retirement from painting in 2003, and the opening of a private gallery in 2004. Since that time, the gallery has received national recognition, and almost sold out on several occasions.
Ms. Creech is known not only for the extent and depth of her knowledge, but the thoroughness with which all purchases are made – or recommended. Several weeks of research can go into one small object - connecting it with history, verifying its authenticity, and assessing the quality of artistry. This is clearly evidenced in her written descriptive material, available for customers, both online and in the gallery.
Gallery Hours: Wed.- Sat. 11-6, with extended holiday hours. Private appointments are welcome upon request.
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For information, call (901) 761-1163 or (901) 683-4668
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Millicent Ford Creech, since 1993, offering 17th - early 19th century furniture, ceramics, and silver, as well as exceptional fine art by known American and European painters.