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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


Diminutive TRUE Early American Chandelier......SALE PENDING

New England, ca. 1770-1810. Amont the rarest of all survivors in early American lighting. Stately, proud, uncomplicated presence. In a choice state of originality including the lemon-shaped turn... See More

Folk Art Hooked Rug of Fanciful Leaping Horse within Delightfully Colored Borders

American, ca. late 19th century, a mix of cottons and wools. Soft hues of blue, salmon, beige, pink, brown, and red would bring a focal point of quiet color to a contemporary setting, or fit equally ... See More

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