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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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PILGRIM CENTURY Carved Weaver's Tape Loom

Massachusetts, North Shore Boston, Essex-area, ca. 1680-1710. The rare opportunity to acquire a three-centuries old artifact from early Colonial America made generations prior to the Revolution. WH... See More

Brilliant Watercolor Theorem, Mary Scott, August 20, 1821. Likely by the Same Hand as another in the Collection of COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG.

New England, likely Conway, Massachusetts, based on the history of the Colonial Williamsburg painting. Paint/watercolor on wove paper. Unusually delicately rendered bouquet of flowers with a light a... See More

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