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TEFAF Fall Show
by Julie Schlenger Adell

TEFAF New York Fall, New York City George Washington made an appearance at TEFAF New York Fall in the booth of Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York City, and the full-length, 95" x 64" Munro-Lenox portrait by Gilbert Stuart was spoken for by the third day of the event. This full-length portrait ... (Read More)

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An Exotic Side Chair Attributed to R.W. Bates & Co. of Chicago
by Roberta A. Mayer

An Exotic Side Chair Attributed to R.W. Bates & Co. of Chicago R.W. Bates & Co. was a high-end manufacturer of custom furniture and interiors in the late 19th century. Based in Chicago, the business had professional and private clients across the United States. Sharon Darling drew attention to this firm ... (Read More)

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Interior Design Building Open House
by Julie Schlenger Adell

One of the last buildings in Manhattan to house interior design tenants was the location of an open house on October 30, held to get the word out. “We’re still here” is the message visitors got from the 13 participants throughout the seven floors of 306 East 61st Street, the ... (Read More)

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Judi and Cy Stellmach, Blue Dog Antiques, Stafford Springs, Connecticut
by Frank Donegan

In the Trade When Judi Stellmach reflects on her career as a longtime antiques dealer, she notes that her path has paralleled what has happened in the antiques trade writ large: “In the 1960s I had a shop; then shows came along, and I did them, and now it’s the Internet.” ... (Read More)

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Simple Goods Show Returns to Berlin, Ohio
by M.A.D. staff

Promoters Christina Hummel and Kris Casucci have announced that the Simple Goods Early Country Antiques & Primitive Goods Show will return to the Heritage Community Center in Berlin, Ohio, this fall. The show had moved last April to Heritage Community Center, a brand new state-of-the-art facility that offers space for ... (Read More)

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Discovery: A Peter Stretch Watch
by Lita Solis-Cohen

In August antiques dealer James Kilvington of Dover, Delaware, drove to Alderfer Auction in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, to preview the cataloged sale of paintings, books, clocks, and American furniture from the estate of architect and interior designer James David “Jay” Hellyer Jr. to be sold on August 23. It was not ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, November 2018
by M.A.D. staff

Maine Antique Digest includes, as space permits, brief announcements of exhibitions planned by galleries, museums, or other venues. We need all press materials at least six weeks in advance of opening. We need to know the hours and dates of the exhibit, admission charges, and phone number and website for ... (Read More)

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James Arthur and His “Temple of Time”: A Cautionary Tale for Collector-Donors
by Jeanne Schinto

Photos courtesy Maude Arthur Brown Family Archive If asked to name an example of the thwarting of what is called, in philanthropic and legalistic circles, “donor intent,” many people in the collecting world would cite what was perhaps the most widely publicized case in recent memory. I’m referring to the protracted ... (Read More)

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Pickers Event Debuts in Virginia
by Walter C. Newman

There is some good news to report from the antiques show front lines. A completely new event has entered the mid-Atlantic antiques and collectibles marketplace. Dubbed the Virginia Pickers Antique & Collectors Show, it was held at Gilmanor Farm in Glen Allen, Virginia, the weekend of October 20 and 21. The ... (Read More)

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Andrew Jones Launches
by Don Johnson

With an emphasis on serving the downtown area and having an eye toward educating potential new buyers about the eco-friendliness of antiques, Andrew Jones Auctions has opened in the heart of Los Angeles. The company’s first two monthly sales, held in September and October, brought considerable interest from absentee and ... (Read More)
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