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(Auction)

The Engel Collection, Parts One and Two
by Nick Sabo

American Carnival Glass Association, Greenville, Ohio; Millersburg Glass Association, Millersburg, Ohio Photos courtesy Jim Wroda Auction Services The Karen and Doug Engel carnival glass collection brought a record of about $1.2 million in its first sale and realized another $300,000 in a second auction. The Engel collection was composed of about 600 ... (Read More)

(Young Collectors)

It's a Wonderful Life
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector During some recent travels, we stayed with dear friends with two little children, each almost exactly three years younger than one of our children. So, of course, their lives are still full of the overwhelmingly large feelings that lead to tears on the battlefields of early childhood—meals and ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Exhibitions, January 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)

(Auction)

Splash on the Wall, a Flash on the Hand
by Karla Klein Albertson

New Orleans Auction Galleries, New Orleans, Louisiana Photos courtesy New Orleans Auction Galleries What’s selling right now?” At any auction house carrying varied merchandise, the current answer to that eternal market question is “art and jewelry.” New Orleans Auction Galleries (NOAG) has demonstrated its faith in this fact by adding separate focused ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Derik Pulito, Kensington, Connecticut
by Frank Donegan

In the Trade If you furnished your home with fine American country furniture 20 years ago, you’re probably not happy that those $50,000 highboys you bought are now selling for $20,000 or less, but Derik Pulito is. When we visited him at his restored center-chimney Colonial in Kensington, Connecticut, for this article, ... (Read More)

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New York City Art Dealer Charged
by M.A.D. staff

On December 15, 2017, a complaint was unsealed in federal court charging Manhattan art dealer Ezra Chowaiki with wire fraud and transportation of stolen property. He allegedly used his art gallery located on Park Avenue to defraud art dealers and collectors of millions of dollars. According to court papers, until November ... (Read More)

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Violet Oakley's Grand Vision
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Grand Vision: Violet Oakley and the American Renaissance, the exhibition at the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, through January 21, 2018, gives new visibility to the depth and range of artist Violet Oakley’s work at a time when narrative and illustration art has a new audience, and women painters are ... (Read More)

(Book Review)

Shenandoah Valley Safes
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Book Review Opening the Door: Safes of the Shenandoah Valley by Kurt C. Russ and Jeffrey S. Evans Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 2017, 136 pages, softbound, $44.95 plus S/H from Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates (www.jeffreysevans.com/education-and-research/) or (540) 434-3939, or at the museum store at the Museum of the Shenandoah ... (Read More)

(Young Collectors)

Tall Clocks and Tide Pools: A New England Anniversary Adventure
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector If you’re going to tell a joke, you need to make it funny. Otherwise, you run the risk of no one realizing that you were kidding. Andrew came home this summer from a consultation with a client and said he had a challenging problem: how to get a ... (Read More)

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Rediscovery of Rare Portrait by Henry Pelham
by Christine Isabelle Oaklander

Specialists in American portraiture know Henry Pelham (1749-1806) as the sitter in the iconic portrait by his half-brother John Singleton Copley (1738-1815), Boy with a Flying Squirrel (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), or for his fine miniature portraits on ivory. Just a few of his miniatures are recorded today, and ... (Read More)
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