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Court to Settle Dispute over du Pont Promised Gifts
by Clayton Pennington

“It really was a TV table,” said one person familiar with the collection of William “Bill” Kemble du Pont. The “TV table” refers to the Richardson family William and Mary walnut dressing table, circa 1735, that was estimated at $8000/12,000 at Sotheby’s. The differing nomenclature is a big factor in an ... (Read More)

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Americana Sales Total $3.4 Million
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Freeman’s, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Freeman’s Freeman’s annual spring Americana sales are traditionally held a few days after the Philadelphia Antiques Show so that dealers and collectors in town for the show can preview the sale. This year’s May 3 offering was much smaller than usual, only 158 lots, exhibited at Freeman’s ... (Read More)

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New Executive Director of Wright’s Ferry Mansion
by M.A.D. Staff

James Archer Abbott became the new executive director of the Wright’s Ferry Mansion, Columbia, Pennsylvania, February 1. Abbott is a graduate of Vassar College (B.A.) and the State University of New York Museum Studies Program through the Fashion Institute of Technology (M.A.). Most recently he served as the executive director and ... (Read More)

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Hanging with Laura Doyle
by Julie Schlenger Adell

It’s a family affair at Doyle. Upon entering the East 87th Street gallery in New York City, one is greeted with “Welcome to Doyle.” The family-owned auction house, celebrating its 60th year, is under the leadership of Laura Doyle, who became chief executive officer in 2019. The auction house was ... (Read More)

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The Philadelphia Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The venerable Philadelphia Show is a 60-year tradition. After a two-year suspension following a contentious five years under a big tent on various fields at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, the Philadelphia Show launched a new beginning in a big white tent built on a platform over the fountain on ... (Read More)

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Barber Joins Doyle
by M.A.D. Staff

Chris Barber has joined Doyle in New York City as a vice president and director of American furniture and decorative arts. Since 2004 Barber has worked in the American furniture and decorative arts department at Skinner, Inc., in Boston, first as cataloger and specialist and then since 2012 as deputy director. ... (Read More)

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Wayne County, Pennsylvania, Art and Antique Show Returns
by M.A.D. Staff

The 58th annual Wayne County Art and Antique Show and Sale will return after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. The July 9 and 10 show, to be held at the Wayne Highlands Middle School in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, is produced by the Women’s Club of Honesdale. The show will feature artworks ... (Read More)

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Bonhams Acquires Skinner, Inc.
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

While rumors of the sale of Skinner, Inc., have persisted for some time, it was confirmed March 16 by announcements from both auction houses that Bonhams has acquired the auction house. The company will be known as Bonhams Skinner, part of Bonhams America. Financial terms have not been disclosed. Skinner was ... (Read More)

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Martha Sells!
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Great American Tag Sale, Katonah, New York When Martha says sell, her flock listens. Over Rt. 22 past Girdle Ridge Road they flew to Martha Stewart’s compound in Katonah, New York, for the Great American Tag Sale. There were a few hundred lucky and proactive ticketholders who scored early admittance (for ... (Read More)

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

Delphin Enjolras (1857-1945), Nu Allongé, pastel on paper, 1918. —Through May 28 —New Orleans, Louisiana Au Naturel: The Art of the Female Form at M.S. Rau explores the subject of the female form in fine art. The exhibit features paintings and sculpture by masters such as Jan Brueghel the Younger, Guillaume Seignac, ... (Read More)
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