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A sensational folk art house portrait!

The resolution of photos on my website can’t be as large as I’d like or the pages would take too long to open. So often there is more detail to be seen than the on-line photos show. Take f... See More

The real economics of an antique show.

I often get asked how much it costs to do an antique show.  Here is an example:  Recently, I exhibited at a fine show about 400 miles away with room-setting walls and a regional audience.  I travel... See More


Many years ago, before I was a dealer, I bought a small, mid-18th century painting of a boy holding a candle as a gentleman read.  It was probably a study for a larger work.  It was on a thick, smal... See More


Portrait Miniature of a Young Woman. JA Davis

New England, likely Rhode Island, yet also possibly south-central New Hampshire, northeastern Massachusetts, or eastern Connecticut, ca. 1830-1840. Watercolor and pencil on paper. Confidently attri... See More

Exceedingly Rare Early Tin 24-Light Tray

Northeast, ca. early 19th century. An extremely rare form of early lighting of which very few have been noted. Think of it as the reverse of a chandelier, i.e., light available from many candles yet ... See More

Special examples of American 18th and 19th century paint decorated objects, folk paintings, folk art, historical wooden ware, and early furniture.