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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


Whimsically Paint-Decorated Sharpening Box.....SALE PENDING

Northeast America, New England or Pennsylvania, ca. 1830.. Pine. Crisply made with a fine dovetailed case. Vivid, dry, paint decoration of blue-green serpentine swaths on a barn-red ground with whims... See More

AMERICAN FOLK SCULPTURE: Sensational Folk Art Carved and Painted Owl.....SALE PENDING

A choice example of American folk sculpture. Northeast, 19th century. All original. Very lifelike. Oozing with character. Skillfully hand-carved wood (probably pine), including the curved beak an... See More

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