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The 2014 Baltimore Summer Antiques Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Sideboard, circa 1885, probably by Pottier and Stymus, with inset ceramic tiles by John Moyr Smith (1839-1912), $18,000 from John Orban of Cadiz, Ohio. Large centerpiece silver bowl, Kalo Shop, Chicago, initial “G,” 1920s, $6900 from Spencer Marks, Southampton, Massachusetts. David Brooker of Woodbury, Connecticut, brought Fag & Curly, 40" x ... (Read More)

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Chester County Historical Society Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Roger Winter of Solebury, Pennsylvania, offered this George III pedestal dining table with two original leaves. It seats 16 comfortably. It was $39,000. The eight George III chairs with Marlborough legs were $16,500. Donald Cresswell of the Philadelphia Print Ship offered Currier and Ives’s popular Winter in the Country, 1864, for ... (Read More)

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The Greenwich Winter Antiques Show
by Julie Schlenger Adell

This silver-gilt royal presentation racing trophy was offered by Robert Lloyd, New York City, for $85,000. It is the Brighton Gold Cup from 1833 with a maker’s mark of Rundell, Bridge & Rundell. On the wall behind the cup are some of the original oils painted for Guinness advertisements in ... (Read More)

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The 2013 San Francisco Fall Antiques Show
by Alice Kaufman

A group of seven split earrings (five shown) from 5th- century B.C. Dong Son (Vietnam/Cambodia) was $7000 for the group at Susan Ollemans, London. Ollemans is a 12-year show veteran. Sarah Stocking, whose gallery is in Jackson Square, San Francisco, was asking $16,000 for this special edition of an 1897 framed ... (Read More)

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The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show 2013
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Arcadia Fine Arts, New York City, offered Paul Rousso’s super-size money. Five Grand from NY (bottom), 50" x 75" x 7", was $16,900. (The $1000 bill was $15,900.) Rousso makes wall pieces and free-standing sculpture of large sheets of acrylic, on which he transfers high-resolution prints of paper money from ... (Read More)

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Spring Show NYC
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Shows are where collectors meet. New York 20th-century silver collector Margot Grant Walsh talks with Philadelphia silver collector Robert Taylor in the booth of Massachusetts dealer Spencer Marks. The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center stand offered a variety of material from ten dealers. In the case to the right is a ... (Read More)

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The Thrill of the Chase: Antiques of the Sporting Life
by Walter C. Newman

Karen DiSaia (right), manager of the show, is shown with Claudia Pfeiffer, the George L. Ohrstrom Jr. Curator, National Sporting Library and Museum, Middleburg, Virginia. The display behind them features the early 20th-century English sterling silver centerpiece on a marble base that was used on the cover of the show ... (Read More)

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The 49th Delaware Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Montgomery County walnut schrank with replaced brasses and original feet and shelving, 82½" x 56½" x 25", ex-collection J. Stogdell Stokes, deaccessioned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, $52,000 from Philip H, Bradley of Downingtown, Pennsylvania. The walnut wing chair with Russian leather covering from the Moravian Community workshop, ... (Read More)

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The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show 2012
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Jon Eric Riis, the Atlanta, Georgia, fiber artist who in 2011 was named a Windgate Fellow by United States Artists, citing his research into pre-Columbian Peruvian, Imperial Chinese, and Russian textile traditions to create tapestries. One of his forms is the "universal coat," which he meticulously weaves with metallic thread, ... (Read More)

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The ADA Show at Deerfield: Superb Offerings, Uneven Sales
by David Hewett

Axtell Antiques, Deposit, New York, showed the 40" long weathered wood whale weathervane that came from Rockland, Maine, priced at $2950.A Bird in Hand Antiques, Florham Park, New Jersey, showed the circa 1935 Grenfell "Map of Newfoundland" mat, 42" x 31½". It was exhibited at the American Folk Art Museum ... (Read More)
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