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Stories for December '17

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A Tea Caddy Collection
by Mark Bramble

More than half a century ago my mother, Marnie Bramble, began collecting tea caddies. She often said that as a petite person (5'2"), she was attracted to small things and naturally drawn to the 4" to 5" highly decorative containers used for storing tea. Mother said she acquired her first ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, December 2017
by Ian McKay

 Ian McKay, <[email protected]> With a poet’s desk, an admiral’s armchair, and a hall settee that may well be the work of William Linnell, there is a certain celebrity element to the furniture content of this month’s “Letter,” and an undeniable one where the season-opening Audrey Hepburn and Vivien Leigh sales that ... (Read More)

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The Manafort Mystery
by Clayton Pennington

Editorial When the federal grand jury’s indictment of Paul Manafort and Richard Gates was handed up on October 27, court papers revealed a tantalizing mystery. Manafort, accused of laundering money in offshore accounts and failing to pay taxes on it, had an appetite for decorative arts. The indictment lists Vendor C as ... (Read More)

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Fendelman and Farrell Join Board of CPWP
by M.A.D. staff

Helaine Fendelman and Daniel Farrell have joined the board of directors of the Center for Painted Wall Preservation (CPWP), a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the research and preservation of historic American paint-decorated plaster walls from 1800 to 1860. The mission of the organization is to survey and document paint-decorated ... (Read More)

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New Show Series in Boxborough
by M.A.D. staff

Gurley Antique Shows has announced a new show series at the Boxboro Regency Hotel in Boxborough, Massachusetts. The shows will be held Sunday, January 7, and Sunday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Space is limited. Rachel Gurley said, “We are getting positive feedback from our dealers. The ... (Read More)

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Dave and Debbie Guile, Showcase Antiques of CNY, Little Falls, New York
by Frank Donegan

In the Trade Dave and Debbie Guile’s group shop in Little Falls, New York, doesn’t appear to be all that remarkable. Their Showcase Antiques of CNY, which stands for Central New York, has about 100 brightly lit cases and 26 booth spaces. It has a pleasant variety of merchandise, with lots ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, December 2017
by M.A.D. staff

Maine Antique Digest includes, as space permits, brief announcements of exhibitions planned by galleries, museums, or other venues. We need all press materials at least six weeks in advance of opening. We need to know the hours and dates of the exhibit, admission charges, and phone number and website for ... (Read More)

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Doubleday House Antiques Gallery Holiday Open House
by M.A.D. staff

Doubleday House Antiques Gallery in Ballston Spa, New York, will host a holiday open house on Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3, both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additionally, the shop will hold an opening preview evening on Friday, December 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. “We will ... (Read More)

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The Schofield Collection of Political Memorabilia
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Robert C. Eldred Co., Inc., East Dennis, Massachusetts Photos courtesy Eldred’s All prices include buyer’s premium By the time Daniel C. Schofield’s collection of political broadsides and other memorabilia came to auction at Eldred’s auction gallery in East Dennis, Massachusetts, on October 18, the staff had come to refer to the late collector ... (Read More)

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The ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Amherst, Massachusetts One of the very great pleasures of an antiques show is the freedom to touch the object, to feel its form and surface. What is particularly appealing about the Antiques Dealers’ Association of America/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show is color and surface. Dealers bring out their best, and those antiques ... (Read More)

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Alderfer's Catalog Sale
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Alderfer Auction Co., Hatfield, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Alderfer Auction Co. Sherry Russell, who bought Alderfer Auction Co. last January, sees her job as helping people through life’s transitions. “Our job at Alderfer’s is finding solutions. We are in the business of selling for people downsizing, settling estates, redecorating, or just wanting to ... (Read More)

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The Weston Antiques Show
by Clayton Pennington

Weston, Vermont For the 56th time, the Weston Antiques Show opened its doors to dealers and collectors. The show, held September 29 and 30 with a gala preview on Thursday evening, September 28, was the kickoff for Antiques Week in Vermont, a slate of five shows in four days. The Weston Playhouse, ... (Read More)

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The September York Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Original Semi-Annual York Antiques Show and Sale, York, Pennsylvania The 169th Original Semi-Annual York Antiques Show and Sale, September 22-24, was the most recent in the long succession of Original York Antiques Shows begun by Mable Renner in 1934, continued by Paul and Dorothy Ettline beginning in 1956, and then taken ... (Read More)

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Wadsworth Atheneum Corrals Remington "Bronco" for $510,000
by Pete Prunkl

Brunk Auctions, Asheville, North Carolina Photos courtesy Brunk Auctions Connecticut played a small but noteworthy part in the short life of Frederic Sackrider Remington (1861-1909). The renowned artist briefly attended Yale University, which later gave him an honorary degree, and he briefly lived in Ridgefield, Connecticut, where he died at age 48. ... (Read More)

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Fall Estates Auction Flexes Its Strong Points
by Karla Klein Albertson

Neal Auction Company, New Orleans, Louisiana Photos courtesy Neal Auction Company While the early fall sale at Neal Auction Company has in the past been a smaller lead-in to the Louisiana Purchase Auction in November, bidders did not hold back in the September 9 and 10 event. Whether going for 19th-century furniture ... (Read More)
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