Stories for August '21

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Hanging with Jill Waddell
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Coming from a family of do-it-yourselfers has guided Jill Waddell in her career, and the “thoughtful, clever, and resourceful traits” she inherited have been carried over to her work as a vice president and senior specialist in the silver department at Christie’s New York. The Christie’s vice president, a senior ... (Read More)

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Withington Auctions Gets New Partners
by M.A.D. staff

There will soon be increased auction activity in central New Hampshire under a familiar name. Marcia and Larry Leizure, owners of Hillsborough, New Hampshire-based Withington Auctions, are joining their business with new partners who are looking to continue the Withington auction legacy. From left: Kenneth Labnon, Gary Yeaton, and Mike Reopel. New ... (Read More)

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Betting Big on a Recovery
by Clayton Pennington

On July 10 the first lot sold at Casco Bay Auctions in Freeport, Maine, was a Connecticut cherry bonnet-top highboy. Estimated at $8000/12,000, it sold for $51,000 (includes buyer’s premium). Longtime market observers thought it was a good buy. “That would have easily been $100,000 in the old days,” they said. Savvy ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, August, 2021
by M.A.D. staff

Victoria Hutson Huntley (1900-1971), Babe in Arms, 1937, lithograph, 10" x 8¾". Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; gift of Stephen Goldfarb. —Through August 15 —Athens, Georgia The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia presents Rediscovering the Art of Victoria Hutson Huntley. Huntley’s lithographs were well known in ... (Read More)

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MidWeek One Day Antiques Fair Postponed until 2022
by M.A.D. staff

Antiques Week in New Hampshire will have one less show in 2021. Barn Star Productions has postponed its flagship MidWeek One Day Antiques Fair until August 2022. According to Frank Gaglio of Barn Star, the event went “from a two-day show two years ago to a one-day event which saw an ... (Read More)

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MADA Unmasked!
by Mark Sisco

Maine Antiques Dealers Association Spring Antiques Show, Topsham, Maine OK, folks, the masks are off...finally! As of this writing, it appears that COVID-19 is heading for the rear view mirror, at least as far as the Maine Antiques Dealers Association (MADA) is concerned. On June 5 about 28 association dealers gathered ... (Read More)

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Rhinebeck Revealed Like a “Box of Chocolates”
by Fran Kramer

Antiques at Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck, New York There were no fireworks or explosions at Barn Star Productions’ spring Antiques at Rhinebeck show held May 29 and 30, but there were lots of red tickets. Revealing its popularity once again after a pause of over a year and a half because of the ... (Read More)

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Brooks Cigar-Store Indian Sells for $61,500
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Pook & Pook, Inc., Downingtown, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Pook & Pook The Americana and international sale at Pook & Pook on May 21 in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, had a few predictable high prices for works long off the market, some household gear estimated at a few hundred dollars that brought several thousand, and ... (Read More)

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Fairfield Porter Tops American Paintings Sale
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Bonhams, New York City Photos courtesy Bonhams Bonhams held its American art sale on Thursday, May 20 at its customary 4 p.m. time slot. Christie’s and Sotheby’s sales were held Tuesday and Wednesday of that week, respectively, and the Just Off Madison gallery walking event and an abbreviated online American Art Fair, ... (Read More)

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Nine Pieces of Revere Silver Sold at Heritage Auctions
by Marice Richter

Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas Photos courtesy Heritage Auctions Paul Revere Jr. was best known for his midnight ride on April 18, 1775, to warn the Colonial militia that British troops were coming, ahead of the battles of Lexington and Concord that marked the beginning of the American Revolution. Revere might be most remembered ... (Read More)

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Folk Portraits Fly in Boston
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Grogan & Company, Boston, Massachusetts Photos courtesy Grogan & Company The spring sale at Grogan & Company, held on May 2 in the Boston gallery, was as colorful as a spring sale should be. It began at 11 a.m. and was still going strong at something after 9 p.m., by which time ... (Read More)
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