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Heart of Tennessee Show: An Antiques Valentine
by Karla Klein Albertson

Lebanon, Tennessee The third annual Heart of Tennessee opened with a Valentine-themed flourish at the festive preview party on the night of February 14. The crowd of collectors, which filled the parking lot, were obviously devoted to the pursuit of Americana, but they also enjoyed a most generous buffet provided to ... (Read More)


Painted Box with Drawers Brings $263,250
by Lita Solis-Cohen

If it is fresh to market and has painted decorations, you never can tell what it will bring at auction. At Cordier Auctions on February 11, what was cataloged as a southern folk art painted sugar chest, probably Kentucky, early 19th century, provoked a long bidding battle between New Oxford, ... (Read More)


Business as Usual at Julia’s—But Not Quite
by Mark Sisco

James D. Julia, Fairfield, Maine It was business as usual for James D. Julia’s two-day fine art and antiques auction on February 8 and 9 in Fairfield, Maine. Almost. The logo on the phone-book-size catalog read “James D. Julia, Inc. / a division of Morphy Auctions.” As most of the antiques ... (Read More)


“Please Remember”: The African Americana Collection of Avis and Eugene Robinson
by Jeanne Schinto

Skinner, Inc., Boston, MassachusettsPhotos courtesy Skinner, Inc. A collection of African Americana assembled by Avis Collins Robinson, an artist, and her husband, Eugene Robinson, a reporter, editor, foreign correspondent, and Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post, was sold in the Boston gallery of Skinner Inc. on February 9, 2018. The approximately 300 ... (Read More)

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More Than Flurries
by Clayton Pennington

The end of 2017 brought more than a flurry of interesting news. - The biggest surprise was that Fairfield, Maine’s James D. Julia has been acquired by Morphy Auctions. Jim Julia, who took over his father’s small auction house, built it into a multimillion-dollar business with a combination of savvy dealing ... (Read More)


Ludlow Antiques Show to Continue Under New Management
by M.A.D. staff

The Ludlow Antiques Show—one of the five shows that make up Antiques Week in Vermont—will continue this year under new management. Kris Johnson and Steve Sherhag, promoters of the Okemo Antique Show and the Vermont Picker’s Market, will now manage the show, assisted by Robert Conrad, promoter of the New ... (Read More)

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Frank Daley and Judith Engel, Modern on the Hudson, Hudson, New York
by Frank Donegan

In the Trade No matter how you may feel about mid-century modern, you’ve got to be curious about anyone who buys Eames chairs by the gross. That’s what Frank Daley and Judith Engel do. It may not be the major part of their business—and they certainly don’t consider it the most exciting ... (Read More)

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The Dodges and Their Potteries
by Justin W. Thomas

There are many noted families that produced red earthenware in New England’s 18th- and 19th-century pottery industry, such as the Parker family in Charlestown, Massachusetts, the Osborn family in Peabody, Massachusetts, and the Corliss family in Maine. These families often receive high praise today from collectors, museums, and scholars. It ... (Read More)


Barnebys Buys Collectors Weekly
by M.A.D. staff

Barnebys, an Internet search engine for design, antiques, and art, has acquired Collectors Weekly, according to a press release. Based in San Francisco, Collectors Weekly is a website that lists hundreds of thousands of objects in almost 2000 collecting categories. The site attracts roughly 1 million visitors every month. In addition ... (Read More)


The York Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The Semi-Annual York Antiques Show, York, Pennsylvania The 170th Semi-Annual York Antiques Show in York, Pennsylvania, February 2-4, was on Super Bowl weekend. Nevertheless 96 dealers set up in Memorial Hall East hoping they brought the right stuff to appeal to the regulars who came on Friday, a slew of new ... (Read More)
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