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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


"Hot Soda" Sign Board

American, ca. 1860-1890. Original polychrome paint on pine.....19th-century consumers were enthralled by the supposed healing properties of fizzy water. Grand devices were invented which made brewin... See More

Dramatic Hewn Very-Early Treen Drying Rack.....SALE PENDING

New England, ca. 18th century. One of my favorite and most unexpected objects I have been fortunate to represent. Hardwood (likely maple) in rich dark patina, retaining traces of period gray paint. ... See More

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