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Roving Group of Thieves Hits Midwest Antiques Malls
by David Hewett

by David HewettWant to see a video clip of thieves cleaning out a jewelry showcase in an antiques mall? Go to the Web site for the Roscoe Antique Mall (, click on the "Booths & Showcases," and then click on "A Booth Robbery March 19 2008 - Video" and see ... (Read More)

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The Presidential Dish
by Lita Solis-Cohen

by Lita Solis-CohenEdith Bolling Wilson, wife of Woodrow Wilson, created one of the most popular rooms in the White House, the China Room, known as the Presidential Collection Room in her day."Her important work transformed the way the White House preserves and displays historic artifacts and remains Mrs. Wilson's lasting ... (Read More)

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Life After Lovejoy #20
by Marilis Hornidge

Life After Lovejoy #20by Marilis HornidgeAll that is ancient is not antique, and that goes for plots from the Da Vinci soundalikes to thrillers based on historic puzzles, although I am including herein one of that ilk, which also fits my criteria for mysterious antiques backgrounders.Said criteria are: 1) the ... (Read More)


Reinfurt Moves to New Shop
by David Hewett

Manchester Village, Vermontby David HewettWhile many antiques dealers have a certain affection for the place they had their first shop, they usually have no desire to do business there again. Just as with other retail sales businesses, the marching order is usually upward and onward to newer and bigger enterprises.Not ... (Read More)


In the Trade: Vince Mulford, Hudson, New York
by Frank Donegan

In the TradeVince Mulford, Hudson, New Yorkby Frank DoneganLots of people in the design world will tell you that Vince Mulford has one of the best eyes in the antiques business. His cavernous shop in Hudson, New York, where 14' dining tables can look small, is evidence of that. Mulford ... (Read More)


The Cobbs Kick Off the New Year
by Mark Sisco

The Cobbs Auctioneers, Peterborough, New Hampshireby Mark SiscoIt was a day of contrasts at The Cobbs Auctioneers' January 5 auction in Peterborough, New Hampshire. As if reflecting the fog of economic uncertainty hovering over the country, some relatively unheralded items crushed their estimates as other higher-profile lots fell short. With ... (Read More)


Sandpainting Weaving Top Lot
by Alice Kaufman

Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco, Californiaby Alice KaufmanThe top lot of the Native American and pre-Columbian art auction at Bonhams & Butterfields on December 3, 2007, was a Navajo sandpainting weaving that probably dates to the 1930's.This 7'8" x 7' Navajo sandpainting rug, attributed to master weaver Marie Antonio, sold ... (Read More)


Kerman Oriental Rug Tops Prices
by Ed Pfeiffer

John McInnis Auctioneers, Amesbury, Massachusettsby Ed PfeifferJohn McInnis of Amesbury, Massachusetts, started his auction gallery in 1980 after having been associated for some years with his father, who was an antiques dealer. Since then, he has become well known for his sales of fine estates, drawn mostly from the North ... (Read More)


Foster Packs 'Em In
by Mark Sisko

Robert L. Foster, Newcastle, Maineby Mark SiskoCome blizzard, sunshine, or hurricane (unlikely on January 1, we admit), Robert Foster's traditional New Year's Day auction in Newcastle, Maine, packs the bidders in by the hundreds. This year's kickoff sale was no exception. The usual standing-room-only crowd chased about 600 lots, led ... (Read More)


The Mr. and Mrs. George Fenimore Johnson Sale
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Sotheby's, New York Cityby Lita Solis-CohenDale and George Fenimore Johnson lived in a grand country house called Shell Point in Maryland and filled it with furniture bought from Israel Sack and John Walton in the 1950's and '60's and with Chinese export porcelain bought at major shows from dealer Elinor ... (Read More)
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