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Bonhams Does the Right Thing
by Clayton Pennington

It took some pressure, but auction house titan Bonhams did the right thing recently when it waived the buyer’s premium for lots sold benefitting a worthy charity—the Teenage Cancer Trust. According to a July 7 report in The Guardian, art dealer John Brandler inquired about 12 lots in the “Anything But ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, August 2024
by M.A.D. Staff

Frank Stewart, Radio Players Series (or The Bus), 1978, gelatin silver print, 14" x 11". Collection of Sing Lathan and Bining Taylor. —Through September 22 —Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania Frank Stewart’s Nexus: An American Photographer’s Journey, 1960s to the Present at the Brandywine Museum of Art traces the half-century of Frank Stewart’s work ... (Read More)

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Concord Museum Awarded $5 Million Grant
by M.A.D. Staff

Concord Museum, Concord, Massachusetts, has received a $5 million grant from an anonymous donor. This grant will provide critical support to the museum as it continues to preserve and share Concord’s story for generations to come. The grant will enable the museum to establish an endowed curatorship that honors curator David ... (Read More)

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Decorative Arts Trust Awards Research Grants
by M.A.D. Staff

The Decorative Arts Trust has awarded research grants to 14 graduate students. The recipient of the Marie Zimmermann Grant, generously sponsored by the Marie and John Zimmermann Fund, is Lauren Lovings-Gomez from Rice University. The recipient of the DARTS Grant, generously sponsored by the Decorative Arts Society of Orange County, is Danielle ... (Read More)

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New Summer Show in Maine
by M.A.D. Staff

Gurley Antique Shows will debut the new Summer Bath Antique Sale on Sunday, July 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the newly built gymnasium at Morse High School in Bath, Maine. “The high school is a state-of-the-art facility with great lighting, ample parking, easy access, and air-conditioning. It is located ... (Read More)

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Eli Wilner Announces Matching Grants for Small Institutions
by M.A.D. Staff

Eli Wilner & Company, New York City, best known for having framed Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and completing 28 projects for the White House, has announced that funding is available to cover part of the cost of framing projects for small ... (Read More)

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Winterthur Acquires Rare Painting of Free Black Woman
by M.A.D. Staff

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library has acquired an 1857 oil painting depicting an identifiable free black member of the regional Baltimore community, according to a press release. In this group portrait, Vermont-born painter Thomas Waterman Wood (1823-1903) documented an important moment in history just before the American Civil War when the ... (Read More)

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Auction Prices Realized, July 2024
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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Pewter Collectors Club
by M.A.D. Staff

The Pewter Collectors Club of America (PCCA) held its annual meeting at the Marriott Courtyard in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, May 10 and 11. After the board met to discuss the business of the club, president Eric Lanka made a presentation titled “Introduction to Pewter,” which was open to the public and ... (Read More)

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Mixing It Up
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface Not too long ago, a friend tagged us in a post on Facebook. It is so nice when your friends think of you, isn’t it? They see a beautiful old house filled with antiques, a quirky set of built-in bookshelves, or a trendy new mystery TV show, think ... (Read More)
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