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(Book Review)

Rather Elegant Than Showy
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Book Review Robert D. Mussey Jr. and Clark Pearce tell a compelling story about the career of Isaac Vose, a savvy Boston businessman with very good taste who provided richly veneered, elegant mahogany and rosewood furniture to Boston Brahmins between 1789 and 1825. They take their readers to Boston during a ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Suzan McClellan-Whiting, Woodstock, New York
by Frank Donegan

In the Trade One of the pleasures of writing this feature each month is discovering the myriad paths people take on their way to becoming antiques dealers. Rarely are two paths the same. It’s not like becoming an investment banker. You don’t need a Harvard MBA. Suzan McClellan-Whiting. She’s sitting in her ... (Read More)

(Computer Article)

Health Issues and Reading Magazines Online
by John P. Reid,

Computer Column #355 Computer user health issues and getting magazines online will be discussed. Vertical Mouse The widespread use of personal computers has raised myriad health concerns, from fading eyesight to ankle damage. There are excellent websites with suggestions for workstations, posture, and exercise. One from Princeton University (1) is up to date ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Exhibitions, August 2018
by M.A.D. staff

Maine Antique Digest includes, as space permits, brief announcements of exhibitions planned by galleries, museums, or other venues. We need all press materials at least six weeks in advance of opening. We need to know the hours and dates of the exhibit, admission charges, and phone number and website for ... (Read More)

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The Philadelphia History Museum Closes to the Public
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Is it a sign of the times that the Philadelphia History Museum, plagued with financial difficulties, suspended its public hours on June 30 and closed its doors? The museum on 7th Street below Market, in a building designed by John Haviland in 1826 as the first home of the Franklin Institute, ... (Read More)

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Stained Glass Not Seen in More Than 40 Years Goes on View
by M.A.D. staff

The Worcester Art Museum (WAM) in Worcester, Massachusetts, will present an exhibition of stained-glass works created by Louis C. Tiffany and John La Farge that have not been on view for more than 40 years. Originally commissioned for a Boston church in the late 1890s, the large stained-glass works were ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

EDITORIAL: New Jersey, No privacy for Successful Bidder
by Clayton Pennington

“Who bought it?” It’s a question reporters often ask of auctioneers when discussing lots sold at auction. Most times they are politely rebuffed—auctioneers like to protect the privacy of winning bidders. No such privacy exists if the auction lots were consigned by the state of New Jersey, according to a recent ruling ... (Read More)

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Carlquist Named as Executive Director of Boscobel
by M.A.D. staff

The board of directors of Boscobel in Garrison, New York, has appointed Jennifer Carlquist as executive director, effective immediately. Since joining Boscobel as curator in 2015, Carlquist has spearheaded several exhibitions, including Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now and Make-Do’s: Curiously Repaired Antiques. Before joining Boscobel’s staff, she served in curatorial ... (Read More)

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Rockwell’s “Four Freedoms” on the Road
by M.A.D. staff

Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas, has committed to a two-year sponsorship of the Norman Rockwell Museum’s traveling exhibition Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms. It is the first comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s iconic 1943 depictions of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s wartime defense of humanity’s fundamental human rights. Rockwell’s Freedom ... (Read More)

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Jewelry Distraction Thieves Hit Antiques Malls and Shops in Six States
by M.A.D. staff

According to the Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA), two white males are suspected to have carried out at least 12 distraction thefts of jewelry in antiques stores and antiques malls in six states. The suspects use keys or pick or break locks to get into jewelry showcases. Thefts have been reported ... (Read More)
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