Peggy McClard started collecting antiques at the age of twelve and founded Peggy McClard Antiques in Houston, Texas in 1981. Peggy graduated law school and practiced law, all the while keeping current with the antique industry. In 2007, she retired from the practice of law to devote all of her energy to the business and scholarship of antiques. Peggy provides consultation to major auction houses and museums with regard to antique silhouettes and other areas of folk art. She guest-starred in the award-winning documentary, Silhouette Secrets, and co-authored, “Shadows and scissors”, published in The Magazine Antiques. She has given educational lectures to museum docents, antiques study groups, dealer associations, appraisers, and other groups from Texas to Maine. She has been interviewed, quoted in, and provided photographs of the McClard Collection and inventory for numerous nationally distributed magazines in U.S. and U.K., trade journals, books, major auction house catalogs, and online educational websites.
Randy Segotta has been active in the antique business since before he and Peggy married in 1990. He retired as an IT executive for a global company in 2017 which allowed him to become a full-time partner in McClard Segotta Antiques (f/k/a Peggy McClard Antiques) and for the couple to move from Texas to New Hampshire. Randy and Peggy are both graduates of the Winterthur Institute and have attended numerous conferences and lectures about different aspects of the world of antiques.