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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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Large Early Painted Bowl with Pronounced Shrinkage

New England, ca. 1800, appears to be turned from ash or chestnut with orginal red paint. This bowl stands out given its impressive size and dramatic soaring lines created by strong shrinkage across ... See More

The JESTER and the WOODSMAN,Deeply Engraved Early Brass Tobacco Box

Dutch or English, ca. first half, 18th century. Signed and dated in wrigglework under lid “H.G.B 1746”. Deeply engraved brass with unusual subject of a court jester on one side, and a woodsman o... See More

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