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(Book Review)

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)

(Issue Story)

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)

(Computer Article)

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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Gurleys to Continue Marlborough Show
by M.A.D. staff

Joshua and Rachel Gurley will be producing the Thanksgiving Sunday Antique Show at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough, Massachusetts, on November 25. “A longstanding Gurley tradition, the Thanksgiving Sunday Show is always a great event for both dealers and collectors,” the Gurleys said in press release. The show will ... (Read More)

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Collecting Facts
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Jim Gergat has been collecting for decades. His passion is American woodworkers. He does not collect furniture or carvings; he collects facts about the lives of 1500 woodworkers active in Philadelphia before 1800. One of the intriguing mysteries about Philadelphia furniture carvers that has bugged Gergat for years is the life ... (Read More)
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