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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


Folk Art Carved Walking Stick. Powerful yet Quiet Spirit.

Eastern United States, found in Western New York State, yet possibly Southern, ca. 19th century. Appears to be hickory, the head deeply carved from the natural knot or burl at the top of the stick f... See More

7-COLOR Country Parcheesi Gameboard.....SALE PENDING

Eastern America, 19th century. Original polychrome paint on wooden panel. Deriving movement from the primary design element of pinwheels and puncuated by blue dots, this game board has strong color-... See More

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