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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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Sweet Little Convex Tin Sconce in Exceptional Surface.....SALE PENDING

Northeast America, ca. early 19th century. Tin, untouched crystalline, sugary surface. Crimped edge to candle-cup pan and about the convex-shaped reflector. Structural condition is perfect. About ... See More

MINIATURE Cradle Attributed to JONAS WEBER

Leacock Township, Lancaster County, PA, ca. 1840. Pine in original red paint, decorated with polychrome tulips and foliage with very thin crystallized over-varnish. Weber's paint decorated boxes are... See More

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