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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


Painted Profile Portraits in High Relief with Textile and Paper Enhancement

Northeast, ca. 2nd quarter, 19th century. Paint, cloth, and paper on wood and/or wax within deep oval shadow boxes fronted with glass and brass. Suprisingly exceptional detailing. Had to be a mor... See More

Colonial Fingered Box in Scarce BLUE Paint.....SALE PENDING

New England, ca 1780-1800. Pine top and bottom, ash or chestnut sidewall. More heavily constructed than similar boxes of later make. Fingered bands joined by rosehead nails. The blue paint, sca... See More

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