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Classical Furniture at Academy Mansion during Master Drawings New York
by Julie Schlenger Adell

In light of the successful sale of Classical furniture from the Patricia M. Sax collection at Sotheby’s during Americana Week, M.A.D. wanted to see what New York City dealer Carswell Rush Berlin had brought to the Academy Mansion on East 63rd Street during Master Drawings New York the following week, ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, February 2018
by Ian McKay,

Discerning Drinkers—Raise Your Glasses to the Kaplan Collection! There have been moments when I wished that I had decided as a young man to collect beautiful old drinking glasses. Instead, I took to filling my home with books, and, though I continue to enjoy drinking beer, wine, and peaty malt whiskies, ... (Read More)

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Cloud Storage
by John P. Reid,

Computer Column #349 We often have written about cloud storage of computer files. Recent changes in some cloud systems have greatly increased their usefulness. Cloud storage is a figurative reference to storing your computer files on some company’s large computer system reached over the Internet. The object is to protect the ... (Read More)


Met Changes Admission Policy
by M.A.D. staff

It was a tightwad’s best secret—the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) had only a “suggested” admission price, not a mandatory one. On January 4, it was announced that the policy would be rescinded and a mandatory admission fee would be charged beginning March 1. The updated policy, which received approval from ... (Read More)


Chinese Bowl, Estimated at $1000/2000, Brings $200,000
by M.A.D. staff

A Chinese green-glazed footed porcelain bowl, estimated at $1000/2000, brought $200,000 (includes buyer’s premium) at Nye & Company Auctioneers on January 31 in Bloomfield, New Jersey. “I would have to judge this sale a huge success, with strong bidding across all categories, led by the Chinese porcelain bowl, the true ... (Read More)


Morphy Auctions Merges with James D. Julia, Inc.
by M.A.D. staff

On December 20, 2017, it was announced that Morphy Auctions of Denver, Pennsylvania, and Las Vegas, Nevada, has merged with Fairfield, Maine, auction house James D. Julia, Inc., which will become a division of Morphy Auctions. Terms of the deal, which was finalized on December 14, were not announced. James Julia, ... (Read More)


Winter Show 2018
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Winter Antiques Show, New York City For 64 years, the Winter Antiques Show has filled the grand Park Avenue Armory for ten days in January to benefit East Side House Settlement’s educational projects ranging from early childhood to college preparatory. It was one of the first antiques shows created as a ... (Read More)


Lebanon Antique Show
by Don Johnson

Lebanon, Ohio Shortly before the opening of the Lebanon Antique Show, held January 27 and 28, Deborah Fisher stopped to pet a pig for luck. It was an interesting gesture but also totally unnecessary. An enthusiastic crowd forming outside the doors would soon see to that. Deborah Fisher bought the cast-iron pig ... (Read More)


The Cathedral Antiques Show
by Marty Steiner

Atlanta, Georgia The Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta is home to the Cathedral Antiques Show, a show with 26 dealers, five of whom are members of the Antiques Council. The Antiques Council is a professional nonprofit association with over 80 members in North America and Europe. It currently manages four ... (Read More)


Heron Takes Flight
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Arader Galleries, New York City Photos courtesy Arader Galleries There was plenty of action at Arader Galleries’ auction on Saturday, January 27, which occurred during the last weekend of Americana Week. The entire staff, along with principal Graham Arader, was camped out on the second floor of 1016 Madison Avenue taking bids ... (Read More)
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