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Phillips on the Move
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Founded in 1796 and based in New York City and London, Phillips is relocating its New York headquarters across the street to a new 96-story residential building at 432 Park Avenue, built by real estate developer and major art collector Harry Macklowe. Live auctions will begin in June, with the ... (Read More)

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The Red Earthenware Industry in Concord, New Hampshire
by Justin W. Thomas

Located in the center of New Hampshire in Merrimack County, along the Merrimack River, Concord was settled between 1725 and 1727 as Penacook Plantation by a group from Haverhill, Massachusetts, that included Captain Ebenezer Eastman (1680-1748). The town was named Rumford in 1734, but its name was changed to Concord ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, June 2021
by Ian McKay,

London sales, as befits the title of this feature, are certainly included among my picks for this month’s “Letter,” but there are, again, reports inspired by provincial sales—and one of them just had to take top billing. So let me begin with... A Very Big Day Out for Quite a Small ... (Read More)

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American Furniture: The Chipstone Journal
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Book Review Chipstone’s American Furniture 2019 will be known as the “Washington furniture edition” because the first two articles document George and Martha Washington’s purchases of furniture, much of it bought second hand, some at auction. The Washingtons were glad to take advice on purchases from friends and neighbors, including ... (Read More)

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CPWP Receives Digital Archive Gift
by M.A.D. staff

The Center for Painted Wall Preservation (CPWP) has been given a major gift for its digital archive from CPWP advisor Polly Forcier, who has spent over four decades documenting and researching original paint-decorated plaster walls throughout New England. Through her business, MB Historic Décor, Forcier has assembled a collection of ... (Read More)

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Hanging with Andrew Holter
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Andrew Holter, director of business development at Nye & Company in Bloomfield, New Jersey, does not fit the usual mold of an auction house specialist. He didn’t study art history in college, nor did he grow up in a family of collectors. Andrew Holter holds a preening Canada goose decoy, carved ... (Read More)

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Walker Homestead Show to Happen
by M.A.D. staff

In a sign that life is slowly returning to normal, Walker Homestead will host its spring Walker Homestead’s Antiques & Primitive Goods Show on Saturday, June 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 19 Martin Road, Brookfield, Massachusetts. Face masks and social distancing are required. The show will feature more than ... (Read More)

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Antiques Week in New Hampshire Shows on Tap
by M.A.D. staff

On April 16 New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu announced that the statewide mask mandate would be lifted. For those attending the Antiques Week in New Hampshire shows in August, masks will still be required, according to the promoters of the shows. After COVID-19 wiped out almost all the shows last August, ... (Read More)

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American Weathervanes: The Art of the Winds
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Book Review Robert Shaw’s long-awaited American Weathervanes: The Art of the Winds is a book much needed. With color photographs of the finest weathervanes in public and private collections, this well-documented story of the invention, manufacture, and collecting of weathervanes recognizes them as art, a special category of American sculpture. Until ... (Read More)

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Auction Prices Realized, June 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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