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Courage in the Antiques World
by Baron Perlman

The great—from Homer to George Washington to Winston Churchill—have long been fascinated by courage. And who can blame them? Bravery on the field of battle is one of the most admirable and inexplicable virtues imaginable. How and why, then, can we indulge ourselves, talking about “bravery” in the pedestrian field ... (Read More)

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The Center for Pennsylvania German Studies Opens
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Local history makes a community proud. It adds to quality of life. Take the town of Trappe, Pennsylvania, for example. It’s a crossroads 25 miles northwest of Philadelphia and just a few miles from the larger community of Collegeville, where Ursinus College has flourished since it was granted its charter ... (Read More)

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Alaska Man Sentenced
by M.A.D. staff

A Skagway, Alaska, man has been sentenced for illegally exporting a raw ivory tusk, using falsified forms to have it admitted to Indonesia, and thereafter illegally importing the carved tusk, for sale, back into the United States. James Terrance Williams, 67, of Inside Passage Arts was sentenced to serve two years ... (Read More)

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Dawes Named Chairman and CEO of Salmagundi Club
by M.A.D. staff

Nick Dawes, senior vice president for special collections at Heritage Auctions, has been named chairman and CEO of the Salmagundi Club after serving on the board of the nonprofit club for several years. Salmagundi is the oldest artists’ club in New York City and one of the oldest in the ... (Read More)

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Looking for the Good
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

School has started back at our house, and every year it is an anxiety-ridden process. Like anything that comes with tremendous rewards, homeschooling also comes with tremendous responsibility. And as with anything that comes with tremendous responsibility, there are people who are happy to take your money to alleviate some ... (Read More)

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Robert Ellison’s Art Pottery at the Met
by Lita Solis-Cohen

In June 2013 the Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired 76 pottery vessels by European artist potters from the encyclopedic collection assembled over decades by artist, photographer, and ceramic historian Robert Ellison Jr. Of the 76 works, 54 were generously donated, and 40 of them were put on view in 2014 ... (Read More)

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Doyle Expands Its Florida Operations
by M.A.D. staff

Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers of New York City has expanded its Florida operations, adding two auction professionals. Furniture and decorative arts specialist Sebastian Clarke has been appointed senior vice president, and jewelry specialist Katherine Van Dell has been appointed vice president. Clarke and Van Dell are husband and wife. They join ... (Read More)

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The North Yarmouth, Maine, Pottery Industry, 1791-1890
by Justin W. Thomas

The late 18th- and 19th-century red earthenware industry of North Yarmouth, Maine, in an area that became known as Yarmouth after 1849, is an aspect of Maine’s utilitarian pottery production that is somewhat forgotten today. From about 1791 to 1890 this was arguably Maine’s largest production center, located about 12 ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, November 2019
by Ian McKay,

A further selection of “Rothschild” specials is featured in this month’s “Letter,” offering a picture of a “ham dinner” by David Teniers and some exceptional pieces of furniture. Among the latter are Marie Antoinette’s writing table and a pair of mid-18th-century console tables that, rather unusually, feature polished steel in ... (Read More)

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American Furniture Study Center
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

American Furniture Study Center ... (Read More)
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