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(Young Collectors)

Control Issues
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector Pandemic lifestyle grates on a person. Of course, at this point in winter, everything grates on a person, and as the anniversary of a year in shutdown rolls around for many of us, it grates all the more. Many aspects of this are, as the kids would often say ... (Read More)

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Auction Prices Realized, April 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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Lost and Found: Copley Portraits Reunited
by Lita Solis-Cohen

If a longtime trustee had not asked Tom Denenberg, director of the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont, to take a look at a Modernist painting illustrated in Sotheby’s online catalog for a December 11, 2020, American art sale, he might not have known that John Singleton Copley’s portrait of Mrs. ... (Read More)

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Saint Louis Art Museum Buys David Drake Ceramic Jar
by M.A.D. staff

The Saint Louis Art Museum has acquired a ceramic vessel signed and dated by the enslaved ceramicist David Drake (c. 1801-1870s). The museum purchased the work in December for $155,000 from dealer Robert Hunter of Yorktown, Virginia. Jar by David Drake (c. 1801-after 1870), dated June 6, 1857, alkaline-glazed stoneware; ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, April 2021
by Ian McKay,

While business appears to have been quite brisk in New York and other U.S. locations in 2021, the major London salerooms, as is generally the case, have been rather slow getting into “New Year” gear. From those sales that had taken place before my copy deadline was reached, I have selected ... (Read More)

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Keno Sues for Payment
by M.A.D. staff

On February 4 Keno, Inc., the New York City company owned by Leigh Keno, filed a motion for summary judgment against Grace Lu of Great Neck, New York. Keno claims it is owed $133,450. The case, filed in Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, alleges ... (Read More)

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Hanging with Graham C. Boettcher
by Julie Schlenger Adell

We are all spending much more time now in our houses and apartments because of COVID-19. Because we all might enjoy staring at someone else’s walls for a change, this column gives our readers an idea of what some of their colleagues, fellow collectors, and other readers surround themselves with ... (Read More)

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Conditions of Sale
by Clayton Pennington

When an auction is advertised as having “No Buyer’s Premium,” it doesn’t necessarily mean there will not be other charges. A regional auction house touts that it doesn’t charge a buyer’s premium, which is an attractive incentive to bid in these days when the buyer’s premium is pushing ever closer to ... (Read More)

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Dover Antiques and Vintage Market—New Name and New Day of the Week
by M.A.D. staff

Gurley Antique Shows has scheduled its Dover Antiques and Vintage Market at the Dover Elks Lodge, 282 Durham Road, Dover, New Hampshire, for three Saturdays—April 24, May 22, and June 19—with more dates to follow. These shows will be outdoors from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be 50-plus ... (Read More)

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Art and Antiques in Time of Crisis: The Metropolitan Fair of 1864
by Christine Oaklander

Like many in the art and antiques field, I have been stuck at home, with daily business largely at a standstill. I’ve used part of the time to fine-tune a manuscript written in 2019 for the Frick Center for the History of Collecting about the remarkable New York City dry ... (Read More)
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