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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

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Outstanding Wallpaper Box with 1828 Miniature Almanac

Pennsylvania, ca. 1830. A top shelf example of an early Pennsylvania wallpaper box in nearly pristine structural condition and with colors of mauve, bittersweet, blue, and oyster white that remain ri... See More

Colorful Perching Rooster/Chicken Fraktur Drawing

Likely Pennsylvania, ca. 1840. Watercolor on laid paper. Highly stylized rendering of a rooster or chicken with yellow body accented by a bittersweet outline and wing, the wing further highlighted b... See More

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