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Colonial Williamsburg Reopens with Expanded Museum and New Exhibitions
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Colonial Williamsburg has reopened with a newly expanded building that houses both art museums and five new special exhibitions, with more on the way. A new wing in the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum adds 65,000 square feet to the museum building, ... (Read More)

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Auction Prices Realized, September 2020
by M.A.D. staff

Here are a few notable prices of antiques sold recently at auction, as provided by press releases. All prices include the buyer’s premium when charged. We’re always looking for news of prices realized at auctions, particularly unusual or top lots. Send pictures, complete descriptions, and information to A.P.R., Maine Antique ... (Read More)

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Experience vs. Outcome
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector As this isolated strangeness grinds on, more and more we realize that we do not miss many big things. What we miss are the little things—shaking hands, seeing smiles, giving hugs. You know, the good old days of being able to run errands without masks, sanitizer, wipes, and ... (Read More)

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TEFAF New York 2020 Canceled
by M.A.D. staff

TEFAF New York 2020, originally postponed from this spring to this fall, has been officially canceled. “We have concluded that, despite our efforts, it will not be possible to host TEFAF New York 2020,” a July 17 press release stated. The show was to be held from October 31 to ... (Read More)

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Museum of the American Revolution Reopens
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A masked, socially distanced visit to a museum is a real picker-upper these days when quarantine makes it hard to remember if it is Wednesday or Thursday because every day seems the same. The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia is set to reopen to the general public on ... (Read More)

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Route 32 Auctions Buys Showtime Auctions
by Don Johnson

For the second time in less than a year, Kevin and Jill Parker, owners of Route 32 Auctions in Crawfordsville, Indiana, have expanded their business. In June they purchased Showtime Auctions of Ann Arbor, Michigan. They had previously acquired the Boone County Treasure Hunt (which includes the Indy Antique Advertising ... (Read More)

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Hartford’s Hockey Stick Stands
by Kevin G. Ferrigno

Candlestands made in Connecticut and elsewhere in America for many decades spanning the 18th and the beginning of the 19th centuries commonly had a central turned column, or standard, to which a top was fastened with a cleat and three legs attached at the base (fig. 3). Figure 3. Candlestand, Windsor ... (Read More)

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Appeals Court Reinstates Art Defamation Lawsuit
by M.A.D. staff

On May 22 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling and reinstated an art defamation lawsuit filed by Gerald Peters Gallery and Gerald Peters against Peter Stremmel, Stremmel Galleries, Mike Overby, and Coeur D’Alene Art Auction of Nevada. “We conclude that the district court erred in ... (Read More)

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Speaking Walls and Well-Mannered Dogs
by Ed Polk Douglas

A Book Review The history, design, production, and architectural application of wallpaper to interiors has interested me since childhood. Early on, I focused my attention on the 19th-century French panoramic papers that appeared around 1800 and were inspired by mural paintings, tapestries, Chinese painted wallpapers, English wallpapers depicting fine art and architectural elements, ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, September 2020
by Ian McKay,

Letter from London by Ian McKay, <> Astrolabes and Venus, handbags, timekeepers and beekeepers, along with Medusa the Gorgon and an unusual mirror all feature in this month’s “Letter,” as do complex and costly automata. There is also an old tablet that bears the name of a Sumerian brewery worker—thought to be ... (Read More)
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