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Spring Sale of African American Art
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Swann Galleries, New York City Photos courtesy Swann Galleries For its April 4 sale of African American art, Swann Galleries offered 239 lots of paintings, watercolors, prints, photography, and sculpture and featured a special evening session called “Art for Life” of contemporary works sold to benefit the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. The sale ... (Read More)

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Celebrating the Beauty of Life at Home
by M.A.D. Staff

A Book Review This book isn’t about antiques, though there are lots of antiques on almost every page, and it’s not about old houses, though most of the houses are old, and if they’re not old, they feel old in that lovely, comfortable way an old house feels. The owners of ... (Read More)

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Democracy in America
by M.A.D. Staff

Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, presented by the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street in cooperation with the Museum Association of New York (MANY), examines the nearly 250-year-old American experiment of a government “of, by and for the people” and how each generation continues to question how to form “a ... (Read More)

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Rooms That Tell America’s Story
by M.A.D. Staff

A Book Review We often think of the many spectacular rooms of the White House when we imagine our leaders greeting those of other countries such as presidents and prime ministers, heads of states, secretaries of state, and diplomatic ministers. But before a visit to the White House, most foreign dignitaries ... (Read More)

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Auction Prices Realized, April 2024
by M.A.D. Staff

Here are a few notable prices of antiques sold recently at auction, as provided by press releases. All prices include the buyer’s premium when charged. We’re always looking for news of prices realized at auctions, particularly unusual or top lots. Send pictures, complete descriptions, and information to A.P.R., Maine Antique ... (Read More)

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The Philadelphia Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The Philadelphia Show on the East Terrace of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, held during the last weekend in April (April 25-28), is where 41 dealers in American, European, and Asian works of art hope to find the next generation of collectors and to reconnect with the passionate antiquarians who ... (Read More)

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Hanging with John Nye
by Julie Schlenger Adell

(On March 25th, it was announced Nye & Co. had been sold to Andrew Holter) Born in Boston and raised in Lexington, Massachusetts, when the aesthetic of furnishing a room was pairing an Oriental rug with mahogany furniture, John Nye—outdoorsman and owner of the auction house Nye & Company in Bloomfield, ... (Read More)

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Early 20th-Century Design
by Danielle Arnet

Toomey & Co., Chicago, Illinois Photos courtesy Toomey & Co. The Chicago auction house bearing his name that John Toomey founded in 1987 has traditionally been a source for fine examples of Arts and Crafts design. First based in Oak Park, a Chicago suburb eight miles from the city’s Loop and closely ... (Read More)

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Buy the Dip
by Clayton Pennington

In this issue we complete our coverage of Americana Week in New York City, a bellwether event. By crunching numbers and looking at past sales, one thing stands out—prices of antiques are lower. The elite, high-powered, and fresh stuff  still brings significant numbers, but there are plenty of bargains. Rather than ... (Read More)

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Baltimore Sideboard Gifted to MESDA
by M.A.D. Staff

The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) is the recipient of an inlaid sideboard made in Baltimore, Maryland, between 1800 and 1815, a gift of Beth and Stanley Weiss from the Stanley Weiss collection. “In the early nineteenth century, Baltimore’s craftspeople produced some of the most sophisticated inlaid Neoclassical ... (Read More)
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