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A ROSEHEAD NAIL

I found it in the 1980s. Until that moment I did not really know that antiques existed. It was made about the time of the Revolution. Paul Revere probably touched it. George Washington too. I put it n... See More

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

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Remarkable, Singular Folk Art Pin Cushion.....SALE PENDING

Northeastern America, likely Pennsylvania, ca 1830. Pasteboard body, weighty and robust in hand, covered with painted cut-paper appliques. The dyed-green fabric domed top covering a padded needle/p... See More

Carved Spill Holder with Heart and Brass Studs

Probably New England, ca. early 19th century. Pine, with rich natural patina. The center personalized with the initials SK using tiny pins. Appears to have wood figure, yet that figure is really e... See More

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