Pottery & Porcelain
David Lackey has been collecting antiques since the age of six and dealing since he was twelve. Reared in west Texas and New Mexico, he began collecting antique toys, depression glass, and assorted junk at garage sales, flea markets and small-town auctions in the mid-1960s. He grew up in a home filled with American golden oak furniture displayed with Rookwood and Roseville pottery.
After graduating from Baylor University with a degree in accounting, Mr. Lackey had "real" jobs in Dallas and Houston 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, graduating with a specialization in pottery and porcelain, and has since been an active dealer in Houston, Texas.
Mr. Lackey owns David Lackey Antiques and Art and specializes in 18th- and 19th-century furniture, ceramics, silver, decorative arts and 20th-century regionalist art. He has been a pottery and porcelain appraiser for ANTIQUES ROADSHOW since 1996.
Mr. Lackey is a member of the Houston Antique Dealers Association (HADA), the Ima Hogg Ceramics Circle, and the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA). He is often quoted in national magazines on the subjects of antiques and collecting. Although he does not prepare written appraisals, Mr. Lackey does extensive consultation work for area appraisers and auction houses.
Mr. Lackey and his partner Russell Prince live in Houston with their two cats and four turtles. He is an obsessive collector of English Regency period ceramics, vernacular photography, and vintage Texas and Louisiana art. Their home and collections appear in the book Domestic Art: Curated Interiors by Holly Moore, Rob Brinkley, and Laurann Claridge.