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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


Exceptional Early Applique' Decorated Stool

New England, ca. 1830. Appears to be mostly wools. Hand-cut then hand-stitched to the black ground. The overflowing basket symbolizing optimism for growth and plenty as one sees in theorems of the ... See More

Hanging Knife Sharpening/Scrub Box. Tombstone and Lollipop Design.....SALE PENDING

Northeast, probably New England, ca. early 19th century. Primitive, yet unusually slender and graceful for a scrub box, with original dry gray paint on pine or poplar with lollipop-top backboard supp... See More

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