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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, small ... See More

Why is provenance important?

An antique that has a confirmable provenance to a great collector (or great dealer), particularly from years ago, often adds considerably to its value.  In the space of folk art, names that come to mi... See More

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

The Expression:  UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL is one that we hear often, but when did we start using it in America? Research indicates that its first documented use in America was in the Revolutio... See More

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BLUE Vinegar-Painted Dome-Top Trunk....MOSES EATON

New England, ca. 1825. Original blue vinegar paint on pine. DOVETAILED. From a handful of similar boxes attributed to Moses Eaton (1753-1833) or Moses Eaton Jr. (1796-1886), working in Massachusett... See More

Terrific Carved WOOD Double-Sided Jeweler /Pocket Watch Vendor Trade Sign.....SALE PENDING

American, 19th century. This sensational example stands apart from most as it is turned from wood, not zinc or cast-iron as typically encountered in this form, with wood being oh so more desirable th... See More

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