Pemot Queenswear Store

Van Buren Walking Tour Journey

Pemot Queenswear Store

Van Buren, Arkansas 72956, United States

Created By: Van Buren


H. C. Pemot, proprietor, opened his store in 1895, offering some finer items to discriminating clientele. Queenswear was an expensive Burmese glassware made of opaque glass in shades of yellow to pink, available in both glossy or satin finishes. Some pieces were decorated by hand or gilded. The formula for the glassware, patented by Frederick Shirley of Mount Washington Glass Company of Boston, contained gold which reacted with the fire to create the delicate blushes of color. Expensive in its own day, Queenswear is now highly collectible -- a simple tumbler can demand as much as $1,100. Customers could also have pictures framed or purchase lamps and other glassware at Pemot’s store.

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