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(Young Collectors)

The Art of Being Irrational
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector We all like to think we are rational human beings, that we have it together and see the world as it is. After all, the world is a safer place if we are able to predict our own reactions and choices, and all the more so if we ... (Read More)

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The Elverson Antique Show & Sale
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Elverson, Pennsylvania Elverson is a borough that measures one square mile in the northwestern corner of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Twice a year for half a century, the Elverson Antique Show & Sale has brought collectors to this small town whose historical district has been on the national register since 1993. The Elverson ... (Read More)

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Two Houdon Portrait Busts Bring $1.475 Million
by Lita Solis-Cohen

On July 2, 1778, the night of Jean Jacques Rousseau’s death at Ermenonville, the manor of Marquis Rene-Louis de Girardin near Paris, the marquis sent a letter to Jean Antoine Houdon asking the sculptor to come to Ermenonville and make a mask of the dead man’s face to preserve his ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Exhibitions, April 2019
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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Raleigh in the Spring: Rugs and Other Essentials
by Pete Prunkl

Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza, Raleigh, North Carolina On opening day at the Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza, it took less than five minutes for red sold tickets to sprout on three items in the booth of John Cooper of Antiques & Folk Art at Wilmington, Wake Forest, North Carolina. His display was the first ... (Read More)

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Alaska Dealer Indicted
by M.A.D. staff

On March 21 Lee John Screnock, 58, of Anchorage, Alaska, was charged with one count of misrepresentation of Indian-produced goods and products and two counts alleging violations of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. According to the indictment, Screnock allegedly offered goods and falsely suggested that they were Indian produced, an Indian ... (Read More)

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Record Broken for Sculthorpe Painting
by M.A.D. staff

On March 20 at Alderfer Auction, Hatfield, Pennsylvania, a watercolor by Chester County, Pennsylvania, artist Peter Sculthorpe (b. 1948), Winter in Berks County, sold to an absentee bidder for a record-breaking $33,000 (includes buyer’s premium). The 32" x 62" painting was estimated at $5000/8000. The previous record for a Sculthorpe work ... (Read More)

(Auction)

Swan Decoy Tops Country Americana Sale
by Don Johnson

Garth’s Auctions, Columbus, Ohio Photos courtesy Garth’s Sometimes it’s not the top lot that makes the most significant statement. When Garth’s Auctions held a sale of country Americana on March 15 in Columbus, Ohio, it was a lesser piece of furniture that stuck in the mind of Jeff Jeffers, Garth’s principal auctioneer ... (Read More)

(Auction)

Editorial: Shine on the Apple
by Clayton Pennington

Editorial, March 2019 Americana Week in New York City has undergone a discernable shift, more noticeable this year than ever before. The sales at the auction houses are no longer strictly Americana; the Winter Show, sans the word “antiques,” has fewer Americana dealers; and the only satellite show still standing—The Art, Design ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Auction Updates: Skinner and Fortuna
by Mary Ann Brown

Antique Jewelry & Gemology Photos courtesy Skinner and Fortuna Two jewelry auctions in one week in March, one online-only at Skinner in Boston and the other at Fortuna in New York City in a newly established monthly live auction format, represent the ways auction houses are tailoring sales to satisfy the needs ... (Read More)
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