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Intarsia Patchwork Table Cover Tops Auction
by Don Johnson

Cowan’s Auctions, Cincinnati, Ohio Photos courtesy Cowan’s Cowan’s sale of fine and decorative art held March 10 in Cincinnati, Ohio, offered an international buffet of consignments while also keeping a wide array of Americana on the table. Although the U.S. goods were strong, as is usually the case at Cowan’s, it was ... (Read More)

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Using Collectibles as Ad Props: A Good Sign?
by Jeanne Schinto

It’s encouraging to see the props that were chosen for this TD Ameritrade ad: a small collection of early telephones, along with a Big Ben alarm clock that could be vintage. There are also some old books, a couple of them set up as they might be for a trompe ... (Read More)

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Expert Opinion
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector When you are a librarian, everyone wants you to be on their team for Trivial Pursuit. “You know all the answers,” they say. “No,” a fellow librarian once said, “I know how to find all the answers.” That conversation is the intersection of our understanding of the difference between ... (Read More)

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The Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The 56th Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show has new support. The Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) and Penn Medicine have become joint beneficiaries of the show, and the PMA will gradually assume full responsibility for the show’s organization and management in the following years and apparently become its sole beneficiary. The ... (Read More)

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Boston’s Ayer Mansion Seeks Its Missing Tiffany Vase
by Jeanne Schinto

Photos courtesy Ayer Mansion A preservation organization that is renovating a historic house in Boston’s Back Bay is asking collectors, dealers, curators, and others to be on the lookout for a vase by Louis Comfort Tiffany that has gone missing. It was one of three that Tiffany designed for Frederick Ayer ... (Read More)

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The Art Dealers Association of America Art Show
by Julie Schlenger Adell

The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) Art Show is a fair for lovers of art. The dealers who are invited each year to exhibit bring their finest offerings, and many of them dedicate their booths to one artist or a group of artists from the same period and/or genre. “The ... (Read More)

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French Furniture Soars in Tarheel Country
by M.A.D. staff

A Restauration ormolu-mounted marble-top inlaid bibliothèque basse(low cabinet) by Pierre-Étienne Levasseur or his son Pierre-François Henri Levasseur, circa 1820, stamped “E. Levasseur,” soared to $224,200 (includes buyer’s premium) at Leland Little’s March 3 sale in Hillsborough, North Carolina. The bibliothèque basse was from a private North Carolina collection and had been purchased ... (Read More)

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Americana
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Skinner, Boston, Massachusetts Arriving at Skinner in Boston for the March 3 Americana sale, one couldn’t help noticing three men in Colonial dress among the crowd waiting to be admitted upstairs to the auction gallery. Had we stepped into the past? One thought was “How nice. Skinner is presenting men in ... (Read More)

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A Gathering on the Prairie
by Don Johnson

Arthur, Illinois The kitchen might not have been the most important part of A Gathering on the Prairie, but it did say something about the show. More on that shortly. Held March 3 at the Otto Center in Arthur, Illinois, A Gathering on the Prairie, now in its 15th year, is the ... (Read More)

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Country Spirit Antique Show
by Country Spirit Antique Show Don Johnson

Arcola, Illinois Shortly before the opening of her Country Spirit Antique Show, promoter Jill Mattingly likes to post images on Facebook depicting some of the show’s dealers standing next to hand-picked favorite items from their booths. It’s a good way to market the event while also giving the sellers added exposure. ... (Read More)
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