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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


Folk Art "Nut Tree"

Northeast America, 19th century. Dozens of hand-carved nut shells, in the form of tiny baskets, hung by tiny wires to branches that fit into holes of the thicker branch. Terrific patina, rich color.... See More

Exquisite, Rare, ASH BURL Canteen/Flask

Northeast America, ca. 18th/early 19th century. All ash burl except one side in pine. Rare in ash burl, if not unique. Untouched original condition with dry over-varnish, rich color, and terrific co... See More

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