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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

WHY?

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

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Silk Needlework Double-Memorial by a Massachusetts Schoolgirl.....SALE PENDING

Ca. 1806 to 1815. WROUGHT BY AVILDA SAYLES FRANKLIN. WRENTHAM ACADEMY. Day's Academy (aka Wrentham Academy) was a former institute in Wrentham, Massachusetts that existed between 1806 and 1875 when... 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.