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African American Fine Art at Swann
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Swann Auction Galleries, New York City Photos courtesy Swann Auction Galleries Swann Galleries’ department of African American fine art registered the second-highest sale in its 11-year history at its October 4 afternoon auction in New York City. Attracting a salesroom audience of 80, filled with bidders and enthusiastic supporters, the sale totaled ... (Read More)

(Young Collectors)

Wherever You Go
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector When we lived in the schoolhouse, it was maddening to lose something. By the end of our time there, the four of us were packed in like sardines, but there were only two small, atypical closets and there was no basement, so when something vanished, it was infuriating. ... (Read More)

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Bonhams Sold
by M.A.D. staff

On September 4 it was announced that Bonhams had been acquired from private shareholders by Epiris Fund II, advised by Epiris LLP. Financial terms were not disclosed. Epiris LLP is a private equity firm. Founded in 1793, Bonhams holds more than 250 sales a year at its salesrooms, including London, New ... (Read More)

(Auction)

American Paintings, Furniture, and Decorative Arts
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Doyle, New York City Photos courtesy Doyle Over 550 lots of American paintings, furniture, and decorative arts were offered at Doyle’s October 3 sale. At the completion of the eight-hour sale, the total realized was $1,165,444 (with buyers’ premiums), with 93% sold by lot. The presale estimate was $735,450/1,108,750. William Trost Richards (1833-1905) ... (Read More)

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New Brick-and-Mortar Store for Maria and Peter Warren Antiques
by M.A.D. staff

Maria and Peter Warren Antiques now has a brick-and-mortar establishment in Monroe, Connecticut. A grand opening was held on September 15. While the business specializes in 18th- and 19th-century English ceramics, Chinese export, delft, and decorative arts, it also carries 19th- and 20th-century paintings, early American furniture, mid-century modern, vintage ... (Read More)

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Bob Bockius Cancels York Shows
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Bob Bockius bought the Greater York Antiques Shows from Donna Burk, Jim Burk’s widow, in May 2013 and ran 11 shows at the York (Pennsylvania) Fairgrounds for a loyal following of dealers and buyers. He had hoped to celebrate the Greater York Antiques Show’s 50th anniversary on November 16 and ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Jeff, Matt, and Beth Ann Foster, Man Cave Antiques, Fly Creek, New York
by Frank Donegan

In the Trade You may be old enough to remember what the antiques business was like in the 1980s and ’90s when everybody seemed to want antiques. Prices just kept going up. If you paid too much for something, you simply waited awhile and prices caught up. That’s how it is ... (Read More)

(Auction)

American Art Mid-season Sale
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Sotheby’s, New York City Sotheby’s mid-season sale of American art on October 2 offered 133 lots that totaled $3.953 million, with a sell-through rate of 70.6%. The morning sale attracted several buyers and had a dozen specialists taking bids on the phone. Order bids left with the auctioneer were numerous, as ... (Read More)

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Clarke Gallery Relocates to Rockland, Maine
by M.A.D. staff

Clarke Gallery Relocates to Rockland, Maine Clarke Gallery has relocated to 338 Main Street in Rockland, Maine. The gallery was formerly located in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Having purchased the 19th-century Federal townhouse in January, Peter and Karen Clarke completed a top-to-bottom renovation of the building, complete with a large first-floor gallery space. The ... (Read More)

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White’s Auctions Sells Three Folk Portraits for $73,200
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Three watercolor portraits on paper found in an attic excited nine phone bidders, and the three portraits brought a total of $73,200 (includes buyers’ premiums) at White’s Auctions in Middleboro, Massachusetts, on September 30. “A local man brought the three portraits to us after the catalog was posted, just nine days ... (Read More)
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