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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


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, smal... See More


Beautiful Large Shaker Box in Early Yellow Paint

Northeast America, ca. mid-19th century. Four bevel-carved fingers on the box, and another on the lid. Sensational deep rich yellow color with a leaning toward mustard. Very thin dry crackled over... See More

Collection of Labeled Spice Boxes

Northeast America, all 19th century. Paint labeled pantry boxes are much more sought after and relatively scarce compared to the vast quantity of unlabeled examples. The labels communicate how each ... See More

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