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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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Charming Bergen County Child's Armchair

Distinctive turned finials and scalloped-shaped splats identify this child's armchair as Bergen County, NJ, ca. late 18th century to 1800. Probably maple and ash. In a fine state of preservation hav... See More

Boldly Paint Decorated LITTLE-Box with Inscriptions

New England, possibly New Hampshire, ca. 1820-1837. White pine. DOVETAILED case with base and dome attached via early cut nails. Sensational paint decoration combining bright bittersweet, mustard, ... See More

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