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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, small ... See More

Why is provenance important?

An antique that has a confirmable provenance to a great collector (or great dealer), particularly from years ago, often adds considerably to its value.  In the space of folk art, names that come to mi... See More

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

The Expression:  UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL is one that we hear often, but when did we start using it in America? Research indicates that its first documented use in America was in the Revolutio... See More


Early Wallpaper Box.....SALE PENDING

Northeast America. ca. 2nd quarter, 19th century. Wallpaper on stitched pressed board. Blue dominant color, with beige and oyster white foliate decoration. Superb structural and paper condition w... See More

Most Pleasing Diminutive Hooked Rug

American, most likely Northeastern, dated 1920. Cotton and wool fibers. Composed and made in manner that would seem considerably earlier, possibly suggesting that the date could be a later addendum,... See More

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