A pair of massive marble urns original to Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater that stood sentry near the Tomb of the Unknowns during official memorial services attended by every American president of the 20th and 21st centuries will highlight The Potomack Company's Jan. 29-30 auction of antique furniture and garden accessories from the collection of designer Darryl Savage.
The urns flanked the Memorial Amphitheater stage from the time of the monument's construction in 1920 until the urns were salvaged during a recent renovation. Modern replicas now stand in place of the original urns that will be sold at The Potomack Company.
Darryl Savage is a nationally recognized source for top designers and architects whose decorating style of focusing on the simplicity of placing large objects in neutral backgrounds has been featured in Architectural Digest, Town & Country, House Beautiful and other magazines. In addition to his interior design business, Savage has operated a retail store near Annapolis offering unique antiques from stately European country houses, chateaux, churches and other public buildings. Now Savage is closing the shop, DHS Designs, and the entire inventory will be sold at auction at The Potomack Company.
The Potomack Company's January auction will be available for viewing at the gallery and online beginning Jan. 22. For information, visit www.potomackcompany.com or call 703-684-4550. The Potomack Company is a fine art and antique auction gallery located at 526 North Fayette Street in Old Town Alexandria.