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Shem Drowne Weathervane Acquired by Museum of Old Newbury
by Lita Solis-Cohen

When a historical relic that anchors a town’s history is acquired by the town, it is a time for celebration. Space, Light, and Ornament: Early Meeting Houses of Old Newbury,an exhibition at the Museum of Old Newbury, Newburyport, Massachusetts, celebrates the acquisition by the museum of a gilded weathercock made ... (Read More)

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A Collector’s Prime Directive: Be Prepared
by Baron Perlman

A seemingly unremarkable event got me thinking about a broader antiques-collecting issue. Recently I received an e-mail from well-known dealers who were having a sale. The correspondence was nicely done—good photos, tempting prices. An Indian basket in two or three colors was listed. My wife and I had a place ... (Read More)

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New Dealers for Original Midweek One Day Antiques Fair
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Barn Star Productions’ Original Midweek One Day Antiques Fair on August 7 in Manchester, New Hampshire, will include several new exhibitors.The Midweek roster will now include Bill Powell, Blue Dog Antiques, Thurston Nichols, Mark and Lynda Suozzi Antiques, Steve Smoot Antiques & Navajo Textiles, Randi Ona Early American Antiques, Tom ... (Read More)

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Rago and Wright Merge
by Lita Solis-Cohen

David Rago and Richard Wright have been collecting and selling 20th-century design for decades. David Rago’s first love, as a young dealer, was art pottery, Arts and Crafts furniture, and decorations. Richard Wright is known for his refined taste for 20th-century design, and modern, manufactured furniture and furnishings from the ... (Read More)

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My People: The Works of Ammi Phillips
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Book Review My People: The Works of Ammi Phillips, Volume 1, and My People: The Works of Ammi Phillips, Volume 2, by David R. Allaway are available online to read for free at (https://issuu.com/n2xb). Ammi Phillips (1788-1865), the most prolific American country portrait painter of the 19th century, worked during a ... (Read More)

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Lawsuit Filed Asking for Return of Two Louis Comfort Tiffany Paintings
by Clayton Pennington

Timo and Gordon Platt, co-trustees of the Platt Family Artwork Trust that was formed in 2018 to hold family paintings that had been held by Louise Platt (1902-1992) during her lifetime, filed suit in federal court in May against Allen Michaan and Michaan’s company, Auctions by the Bay, Inc., in ... (Read More)

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Olde Hope to Open New York City Gallery
by Lita Solis-Cohen

“It was too good an opportunity not to act,” said Patrick Bell the day after he signed a five-year lease for a 700-square-foot gallery space at 115 East 72nd Street in New York City for a new Olde Hope gallery, the business he and his business partner, Edwin Hild, operate.“I have had an apartment ... (Read More)

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A Man of Sorrow: A New Bronze Face of Lincoln
by Pete Prunkl

Few members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences ever win an Oscar. The success rate for sculptors is even slimmer. Robert Merrell Gage (1892-1981) did not win an Oscar himself, but his stunning display of narrated sculpture-making in the 1956 film The Face of Lincoln was responsible for ... (Read More)

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Letter from London
by by Ian McKay,

Substantial sections of this “Letter” are devoted to matters Russian, among them pictures, revolutionary ceramics, and a Fabergé menagerie, and to a spectacular Tompion clock with royal connections that made close on $2 million. Chairs, ceramics, and other Chinese treasures are also represented, along with a fine Modigliani portrait and a ... (Read More)
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