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100 Years of Weathervanes
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Olde Hope, New York City There must be something in the New York fall air. Weathervanes seem to be everywhere, including at Olde Hope’s New York City gallery exhibition and sale and at the American Folk Art Museum’s months-long, well-publicized exhibition American Weathervanes: The Art of the Winds (open through January ... (Read More)

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Hanging with Holly and Jeff Noordsy
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Objects tell stories, and those stories keep evolving, certainly for Holly and Jeff Noordsy, antique bottle, glass, and earthenware dealers who live in Cornwall, Vermont. Jeff and Holly Noordsy in their abode. Their story begins at a film studies class during the January term at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. Jeff, then ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, December 2021
by M.A.D staff

Claude Monet (1840-1926), Charing Cross Bridge, brouillard, 1902, oil on canvas, 28¾" x 36¼". Collection of Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Gift of Ethel and Milton Harris, 1990. Photograph © AGO. —Through January 23, 2022 —San Antonio, Texas Claude Monet and James Abbott McNeill Whistler were both fascinated by London’s Thames River. ... (Read More)

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Passing It On
by S. Clayton Pennington

Passing It On In 2020, staring into the teeth of the COVID-19 pandemic, Germany launched a rescue package dubbed Neustart Kultur (Restart Culture), which committed one billion euros in order to maintain the country’s cultural scene and infrastructure. When the initial funds were used up, Germany threw another billion euros at ... (Read More)

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Chris Strand Named Director of Winterthur
by M.A.D staff

Chris Strand, the longtime director of garden and estate at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, has been named its Charles F. Montgomery Director and CEO. Strand has served as interim director and CEO at Winterthur since May. As interim director, Strand was responsible for all aspects of museum, library, and garden ... (Read More)

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Auction Prices Realized, November 2021
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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On the Market
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface There must be something about humans that makes us like to critique other people’s choices and to see how ours compare. That’s the very essence of some of our earliest prehistoric interactions, such as games—comparing one set of skills against another. And what were acts such as putting ... (Read More)

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Anna Pottery Monument at Crocker Farm
by Kay Manning

More than a century before the latest reckoning on racism in this country, potters Cornwall and Wallace Kirkpatrick were tweaking the consciences—and funny bones—of stoneware buyers and admirers. Frogs were positioned at the bottom of mugs. Pig-shaped flasks diverted liquids to the animals’ rear ends. Miniature chamber pots, complete with ... (Read More)

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Hanging with Patricia Stauble
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Longtime antiques dealer Patricia “Pat” Stauble has many stories to tell, and after over 50 years in business she continues to write new chapters. Pat Stauble sits at a tall desk/drawer combination in original blue. On the wall are items from the kitchen of her late mother, Doris Stauble—a painted pumpkin ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, November 2021
by Ian McKay,

Ranging from modestly priced items seen in provincial sales to a curious 16th-century painting that made a million dollars in London, this month’s selection is most definitely a varied one—both in content and in the sums raised. That painting, which was among lots from the collections of Jasper Conran, keeps company ... (Read More)
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