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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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Elaborate Folding Chess Gameboard

American, ca. 1870. Dovetail and cut-nail joinery. Rendered by a skilled "coach painter", the outer-side with red and black painted squares, with elaborate borders of gilt- or bronze-powder painted... See More

Vivid Double-Sided Gameboard. Mill Game and Checkers.

American, 19th century (1840-1880). Dry bold paint on a single pine board. The front is the Mill Game, featuring rich bittersweet-red paint with yellow, black and a bit of green bordering and corner... See More

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