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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


Remarkable Carved and Painted Early Frame

Centre County, Pennsylvania, ca. 1840. Likely poplar, with original dry red paint. Remarkable carving! The corner pinwheels stand so tall from the surface that they remind one of frosting on a cupc... See More

SENSATIONAL Theorem Still-Life Painting: Fruit with Melon and Corn and Notable Provenance Including the National Gallery of Art

Probably Connecticut, ca. 1820-1850. Painted on velvet with sliced watermelon centering an abundance of fruit, with an ear of corn in the foreground and two birds perched on leafy vines above. Velv... See More

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