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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

WHY?

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

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Vivid Wallpaper Box.....SALE PENDING

Probably Pennsylvania, ca. 1840. Wallpaper on bentwood pine or poplar. One of the most colorful wallpaper boxes I have seen, with brilliant orange against a rich blue ground. The maker also placed... See More

THREE SPECIAL MINIATURE FOLK HEART OBJECTS-offered as a group.....SALE PENDING

Probably Eastern American, ca. 1st half, 19th century. Grouping of three objects, each special in its own way. The wonderful stylized heart cutter, about 3 1/8 inches wide, of tin and likely maple, jo... See More

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