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A ROSEHEAD NAIL

I found it in the 1980s. Until that moment I did not really know that antiques existed. It was made about the time of the Revolution. Paul Revere probably touched it. George Washington too. I put it n... See More

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

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Painted Maple Treen Plate

New England, ca late 18th century. Maple with original warm-red paint. Beautifully and crisply turned with very shallow profile. Just 6 3/8 x 6 5/8 inches diameter, and only 5/8 tall. Provenance:... See More

Sweet Folk Art Hooked Rug Dog Portrait

American, ca. 1900. Love this! Wools and cottons with beautiful soft colors. The artist created a most pleasing, whimsical rendering of likely a cherished family pet. Each little fabric detail is f... See More

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