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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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Schoolbook Watercolor of Repeating Blue Eagles.....SALE PENDING

Likely New Hampshire, ca. 1815. Watercolor and wash on paper. A singular representation of admiration and patriotism for the artist's young country, painted in the Federal period, the imagery of rep... See More

Scarce Early Trade Sign

New England, ca. 1800-1820. Love this! Mustard and black paint on pine. Pit-sawn back with picture frame molding attached by cut nails. Note the 'long S' in Dress-maker that transitioned to the "S... See More

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