Collecting antiques can be a life-long passion, a beautiful and unique way to decorate a home, and a way to steward historical objects for future generations. Bryn Mawr resident and antiques collector Leslie Anne Miller spoke about her personal experiences with art and antiques on Sunday, November 16, 2014, at The Main Line Antique Show.  Her collection is museum-caliber, featuring exquisite examples of Hollingsworth and Morris family furniture, Weber boxes, Pennsylvania clocks and Kirk-Stieff silver, as well as American paintings by the Peale family, Edward Hicks, Edward Redfield and Horace Pippin.  Leslie and her husband Richard Worley have been collecting for more than 25 years. Leslie’s book Start with a House, Finish with a Collection tells the story of how the couple’s use of American art and antiques evolved from furnishing a house into a full-blown passion for collecting.

An attorney currently in solo practice, Leslie was the first female president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and served as general counsel in Governor Edward Rendell’s administration, supervising 450 attorneys.  She serves on the board of the Kimmel Center as well as numerous other non-profit boards.

Leslie was recently featured in a lengthy article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:  “Extreme Collecting,” and in Main Line Suburban Life: “Bryn Mawr Collector’s Book Explores Her Passion for Antiques.”

Leslie Ann Miller is the author of “Start With a House, Finish With a Collection"

Leslie Ann Miller is the author of “Start With a House, Finish With a Collection”