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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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Portrait Miniature of a Young Woman by Jane Anthony Davis

Probably Rhode Island or Connecticut, ca. 1830's. Watercolor on wove paper in a terrific figured-burl frame with corner-blocks. Characteristic Davis features include a black dress, full-face angled ... See More

Exciting Discovery. The "HEART AND HAND ARTIST" Antique Remembrance Drawing. SIGNED by SAMUEL LAWHEAD--backwards!.....SALE PENDING

Watercolor on paper. Probably for the marriage of Isaac and Lydia Bigelow (or Bieglow), ca. 1830-1855. New England, likely Maine. The previous collector saw some strange scribbling below the artwor... See More

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