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Exhibitions, November 2018
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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James Arthur and His “Temple of Time”: A Cautionary Tale for Collector-Donors and Their Benefici
by Jeanne Schinto

Photos courtesy Maude Arthur Brown Family Archive If asked to name an example of the thwarting of what is called, in philanthropic and legalistic circles, “donor intent,” many people in the collecting world would cite what was perhaps the most widely publicized case in recent memory. I’m referring to the protracted ... (Read More)

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Ceramics in America 2017
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Book Review Robert Hunter dedicated Ceramics in America 2017 to the life and legacy of archaeologist Ivor Noël Hume, who passed away on February 4, 2017, at the age of 89. Noël, as he was known, mentored many in the archaeological profession. His 1969 book A Guide to Artifacts of ... (Read More)

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Amelia Jeffers to Conduct Sale of Peter Chillingworth’s Collection
by M.A.D. staff

On October 19 and 20 auction veteran Amelia Jeffers will conduct an on-site auction of the inventory and personal collection of Peter Chillingworth, longtime antiques dealer and show promoter, of Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania. Auctioneer Amelia Jeffers will be conducting the on-site auction of longtime Americana dealer and close personal friend Peter ... (Read More)

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The First Major Victim
by Clayton Pennington

The English magazine Antiques Trade Gazette (ATG) dropped a bombshell on August 27: a George III mahogany and Indian ebony commode by Thomas Chippendale, supplied to Sir Rowland Winn of Nostell Priory for his London house between 1766 and 1769, was stripped of its ivory before being shipped from the ... (Read More)

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Judge Tosses Art Defamation Lawsuit
by M.A.D. staff

On August 9 United States District Judge Miranda M. Du ruled in favor of Peter Stremmel, Stremmel Galleries, Mike Overby, and Coeur D’Alene Art Auction of Nevada, LLC, granting their request for summary judgment in a defamation lawsuit filed by Gerald Peters and Gerald Peters Gallery. Peters had filed the suit ... (Read More)

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VPN Protection
by John P. Reid,

Computer Column #357 In the past, we have suggested using Virtual Private Network (VPN) software for guarding your data against spying while using a public Wi-Fi network. VPN software has become better and more useful, so we will update the information. An unrelated bonus download fills out the column. VPNs Virtual Private Networks ... (Read More)

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Lollipop Tree Suit Settled
by M.A.D. staff

Lollipop Tree Suit Settled On July 31 LAILA Company International Ltd., d.b.a. Connery & Associates Fine Art International, and Adrien Meyer filed a notice of voluntary dismissal in federal court, ending the lawsuit the pair had filed against Nadeau’s Auction Gallery in connection with the sale of Lollipop Tree, an oil ... (Read More)

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Menconi + Schoelkopf Moves
by M.A.D. staff

After almost 17 years in its location at 13 East 69th Street in New York City, Menconi + Schoelkopf is moving to a new space at 22 East 80th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues. According to the website, the new gallery will open on September 24. “We couldn’t be ... (Read More)

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Original Miami Beach Antique Show to Return to Miami Beach Convention Center
by M.A.D. staff

After a two-year hiatus, while the Miami Beach Convention Center underwent a $615 million renovation, the Original Miami Beach Antique Show (OMBAS) is returning to its original home for its 2019 event, January 27-30. The 2017 and 2018 Original Miami Beach Antique Shows were held at the Miami Fairgrounds. “During the ... (Read More)
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