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Leyendecker Painting Paces a Sale Full of Hits and Misses
by Mark Sisco

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, Thomaston, Maineby Mark SiscoSometimes at a major auction, the high-profile nonsales can obscure the successes. At a Thomaston Place Auction Galleries sale on November 3 and 4, 2007, in Thomaston, Maine, about 25 of the first 100 lots either failed to generate a bid or didn't ... (Read More)

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The Art of Woodcarving in America: A Symposium
by Jeanne Schinto

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusettsby Jeanne Schinto"The idea of what a carver can do is sometimes a very hard thing to come to grips with," keynote speaker Alan T. Miller told his audience at the Peabody Essex Museum's symposium "The Art of Woodcarving in America." It was held November 3 ... (Read More)

(Show)

Two Great York Shows Are Now One
by Karl H. Pass

York, Pennsylvaniaby Karl H. PassThe Greater York Antiques Show and Sale now includes two great shows: Jim Burk's long-running Greater York Antiques Show and Sale and Barry Cohen's York County Classic Antiques Show. What had been previously billed as "two quality shows under one roof" is now in fact one ... (Read More)

(Young Collectors)

On the Road Again
by Andrew Richmond and Hollie Davis

The Young Collectorby Andrew Richmond and Hollie DavisWe used to have a real calendar like normal people, one with months and seasons and holidays. The new year started on January 1, crocuses marked the beginning of spring, and we knew when Christmas decorations started to appear that the year was ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Salander-O’Reilly's Million-Dollar Library Back in the News
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On Tuesday, January 22, the chief restructuring officer (CRO) of the bankrupt art firm Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, Triax Capital Advisors’ Joseph Sarachek, revealed that he had been in talks with several parties about the sale of the galleries’ 35,000-volume art library. Sarachek acknowledged, “We are speaking with serious collectors who recognize that ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Philadelphia Tea Table Brings $5,417,000
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Tea Table Brings $5,417,000 The Stevenson family Chippendale mahogany scalloped-top tea table, attributed to ... (Read More)

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Pennsylvania Tulip-Decorated Candle Box Sells for $103,200 at Tepper
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Pennsylvania Tulip-Decorated Candle Box Sells for $103,200 at Tepper by Lita Solis-Cohen In these days of Internet postings and digital pictures, not much goes under the radar. On November 3, 2007, at Tepper Galleries in New York City, a Pennsylvania slide-lid candle box, painted green with tulips in cream-colored reserves, estimated at ... (Read More)

(Feature)

Judge Approves Financial Arrangements of Reorganized Salander-O’Reilly, Declines to Name a Trustee
by David Hewett

Judge Approves Financial Arrangements of Reorganized Salander-O’Reilly, Declines to Name a Trustee by David Hewett If you’re looking for good news in the continuing chronicles of the Salander-O’Reilly Galleries bankruptcy case, you’re out of luck this month. Newcomers to this saga of the Big Apple art gallery gone bad should read our prior ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Texas Historical Commission Nixes Davy Crockett Letter
by David Hewett

Texas Historical Commission Nixes Davy Crockett Letter by David Hewett On December 7, 2007, the Texas Historical Commission announced its decision not to purchase a letter purported to have been written by one of the Lone Star State’s most revered figures, Colonel David Crockett, better known as Davy Crockett, frontiersman, hunter and ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Briskin Family Collection of Folk Art Sold
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Briskin Family Collection of Folk Art Sold by Lita Solis-Cohen Not every private collection goes to auction. In a private deal said to be in seven figures, the Briskin family collection, 107 pieces of American folk art, was bought by Marcy Carsey and Susan Baerwald, partners in Just Folk, a gallery in ... (Read More)
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