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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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Carved Fylfot Butter Print

Northeastern, ca. early 19th century. Appears to be maple with rich undisturbed patina. Bold large ball handle, this print features a deep hand-carved fylfot. Although we don't know exactly what t... See More

WINDS FROM THE SEA. BEST Early Fish Weathervane.

Likely the J. W. Fiske Company, New York City, ca. 1870. Form. Surface. Size. .....Copper, with a complex weathered surface that has taken on a beautiful verdigris color while retaining a good amoun... See More

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