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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 Polychrome Silhouette Pair with Stylized Bust-Lines

Probably New York State or New Hampshire, ca. 1830-1835. PRE-PHOTOGRAPHY MEMORIES. Watercolor, graphite, and ink on wove paper. Based on the distinctive bust-lines, the artist is attributed to the ... See More

WINDS FROM THE SEA. BEST Early Fish Weathervane.

Likely the J. W. Fiske Company, New York City, ca. 1870. Form. Surface. Size. .....Copper, with a complex weathered surface that has taken on a beautiful verdigris color while retaining a good amoun... See More

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