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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


The HEART-AND-HAND ARTIST: Calling Card for Lorenzo F. Conner

New England, possibly Fairfield, Maine, ca. 1830-1851. Attributed to the HEART-AND-HAND ARTIST, possibly Samuel Lawhead. Ink and watercolor on paper. Calling cards, which included only the caller's... See More

Folky Young Man Portrait

New England, ca. 1820-1840. Oil on canvas. A most handsome young man (that FACE!) with characteristics that we folk art collectors love. Portraits can be so naive that there is little artistic skil... See More

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