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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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WASHINGTON IN GLORY. AMERICA IN TEARS. Liverpool Jug

Liverpool England for the American market, ca. 1800-1807. Creamware with black transferware. Probably Herculaneum pottery. Celebrating the life and memorial to George Washington. The back has the... See More

Portrait of a Young Woman Attributed to JOHN BREWSTER, JR (1766-1854)

New England, likely Maine or Connecticut, ca. 1820-1834. Oil on canvas. The brown-eyed lady in half-length, in black dress and white-lace collar with upswept hair held by a tortoise shell comb......B... See More

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