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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


Portrait of a Young Lady. Attr. to George Hartwell (Prior-Hamblin School)

Probably Massachusetts or Maine, ca. 1830-1840. Oil on canvas. Attributed to George Hartwell who was closely associated with William Matthew Prior and Sturtevant Hamblin. Pleasant seated young lady... See More

Rare and Important Patriotic Horn Cup/Beaker.....BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL HERO GENERAL JOSEPH WARREN

Ca. 1775-1810. Horn. Carving of General Joseph Warren, one of America's greatest heroes who was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775. Reverse carving depicts the patriotic shield and... See More

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