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The Heartland Antique Show
by Don Johnson

Richmond, Indiana Of the things normally scribbled into a reporter’s notebook, there are these: 100 dealers from 20 states. Twenty-ninth year. Strong sales of smalls across the floor. Spotty movement of furniture. A good gate that resulted in overflow parking. Three terns, carved and painted wood, mid-20th century, New England, $195 the ... (Read More)


Antiques Week on the Potomac
by Walter C. Newman

The Potomack Company, Alexandria, Virginia Photos courtesy The Potomack Company The Potomack Company kicked off summer with an ambitious four-session catalog auction of antiques, fine arts, jewelry, and specialty collections. During the first week of June, nearly 1600 lots crossed the block. The week began on June 2, with a live sale ... (Read More)

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The Pottery Industry in Southeastern Massachusetts
by Justin W. Thomas

The red earthenware manufactured in Bristol County, Massachusetts, in the 18th and 19th centuries has been desired for at least a century now by collectors, dealers, and museums. A combination of factors have contributed to this infatuation, including the refinement of the production, the color of the glazes, and the ... (Read More)

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The Art of the Peales
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Book Review The Art of the Peales in the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Adaptations and Innovations by  Carol Eaton Soltis Philadelphia Museum of Art in association with Yale University Press, 2017, 344 pages, hardbound, $65. Carol Eaton Soltis, project associate curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA), has created a ... (Read More)

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Letter From London, June 2018
by Ian McKay,

Letter from London The really big money went on pictures, notably some “Orientalist” paintings and a newly discovered example of canine portraiture, but the most expensive single piece featured in this month’s “Letter” is an exceptionally rare Leica camera—though it was actually sold in Vienna, not London. This month’s most pictorial piece ... (Read More)

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Tom Wesdorp, Antiques Anonymous, Millerton, New York
by Frank Donegan

In the Trade Tom Wesdorp calls his business Antiques Anonymous. It is, he said, “A play on Alcoholics Anonymous: you’ve got to get your fix once you’ve been bitten by the buying bug.” But the term might also apply to him—and to dealers like him—in another sense. Although Wesdorp is hardly “anonymous,” ... (Read More)


Rococo: Celebrating 18th-Century Design and Decoration
by M.A.D. staff

This year marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779), English furniture maker, author of The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director (1754), and important disseminator of what is commonly known today as the Rococo style. Since the 1840s, the term “Rococo” has been used to describe a variety ... (Read More)


Brandywine River Museum of Art Antiques Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania On Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28, the 47th annual Brandywine River Museum of Art Antiques Show filled the courtyard, downstairs galleries, and three floors of the atrium of the old Hoffman’s grist mill, built in 1864 and now transformed into a modern art museum. A brief history of the ... (Read More)


Smith’s Memorial Day Auction
by Jackie Sideli

William A. Smith, Inc., Plainfield, New Hampshire  Photos courtesy William A. Smith, Inc. The auction hall was packed to overflowing for William A. Smith’s annual Memorial Day auction at the company headquarters in Plainfield, New Hampshire, on May 28. Soaring above all the rest was a dramatic oil on canvas by American ... (Read More)


The Spring Antiques at Rhinebeck Show
by Clayton Pennington

Rhinebeck, New York Frank Gaglio had a problem. The spring edition of Barn Star Productions’ Antiques at Rhinebeck Show was cruising right along—there was good weather and a large crowd, and sales were being made. The fly in the ointment? His on-site shipper had not shown up and was not returning ... (Read More)
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