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Exhibitions, July 2022
by M.A.D. Staff

      Coat, waistcoat, trousers, and boots, from Pride and Prejudice, 1995, Simon Langton, director. Worn by Crispin Bonham-Carter as Charles Bingley. Dinah Collin, costume designer. —Through September 4 —Cincinnati, Ohio Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility at the Taft Museum of Art features approximately 50 costumes and accessories worn in popular film and television ... (Read More)

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Three Men Charged in Massive Fraud Scheme
by M.A.D. Staff

An indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court in Chicago in April alleges a 15-year-long scheme to sell fake art and memorabilia. The indictment charges mail fraud or wire fraud against Donald Henkel, 61, of Cedar, Michigan; his brother Mark Henkel, 66, of Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Raymond Paparella, 59, of Boca ... (Read More)

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It’s Not Just Us
by Hollie Davis & Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface Over the years we have talked a lot about what some people see as a declining interest in antiques. Is it because young people are debt ridden? Is it because they are more transient and not looking for purchases that are large in terms of size and in ... (Read More)

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Phoenix Perches at Cahoon Museum
by M.A.D. Staff

The Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, Massachusetts has announced the debut of Phoenix by artist Robin Tost as part of the museum’s “Streetside” series. Robin Tost and friend John Graney place Phoenix at the Cahoon Museum. Phoenix is the third in a series of quilted birds made for The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, June2022
by Ian McKay

Both London and provincial sales once more provide the content of this “Letter” and offer a mix of the rare and very costly—into which category falls an early and very colourful little tile that made a very high six-figure sum—and in the rather more affordable category, some animal-themed pincushions. Among the ... (Read More)

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New Director of Books and Manuscripts at Skinner
by M.A.D. Staff

John Dorfman is the new director of books and manuscripts at Skinner, Inc. He will oversee the research, acquisition, and sale of rare books, historical documents, autographs, and ephemera for the auction house. John Dorfman. Dorfman arrives from the field of arts journalism, having spent the past 16 years as editor-in-chief and ... (Read More)

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Have You Seen Harriet Dean?
by M.A.D. Staff

In 1868 portraits of Nathaniel and Harriet Dean were painted from life by Nicola Marschall (1829-1917), a well-known southern portrait painter, who also is widely accepted to be the designer of first national Confederate flag, known as the “Stars and Bars.” Born in Prussia, Marschall immigrated to America in 1849, ... (Read More)

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Auction Prices Realized, June 2022
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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Hanging with Diana Douglas and Michael Ogle of American Garage
by Julie Schlenger Adell

After almost 30 years in business, with 14 of those spent running their Los Angeles gallery, Michael Ogle and Diana Douglas moved a couple of years ago to a custom-built house on a lake 30 miles south of Grand Rapids, Michigan, where they maintain their design business and sell predominantly ... (Read More)
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