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Decorative Arts Trust Awards Research Grants
by M.A.D. Staff

The Decorative Arts Trust has awarded research grants to 14 graduate students. The recipient of the Marie Zimmermann Grant, generously sponsored by the Marie and John Zimmermann Fund, is Lauren Lovings-Gomez from Rice University. The recipient of the DARTS Grant, generously sponsored by the Decorative Arts Society of Orange County, is Danielle ... (Read More)

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New Summer Show in Maine
by M.A.D. Staff

Gurley Antique Shows will debut the new Summer Bath Antique Sale on Sunday, July 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the newly built gymnasium at Morse High School in Bath, Maine. “The high school is a state-of-the-art facility with great lighting, ample parking, easy access, and air-conditioning. It is located ... (Read More)

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Eli Wilner Announces Matching Grants for Small Institutions
by M.A.D. Staff

Eli Wilner & Company, New York City, best known for having framed Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and completing 28 projects for the White House, has announced that funding is available to cover part of the cost of framing projects for small ... (Read More)

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Winterthur Acquires Rare Painting of Free Black Woman
by M.A.D. Staff

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library has acquired an 1857 oil painting depicting an identifiable free black member of the regional Baltimore community, according to a press release. In this group portrait, Vermont-born painter Thomas Waterman Wood (1823-1903) documented an important moment in history just before the American Civil War when the ... (Read More)

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Auction Prices Realized, July 2024
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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Pewter Collectors Club
by M.A.D. Staff

The Pewter Collectors Club of America (PCCA) held its annual meeting at the Marriott Courtyard in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, May 10 and 11. After the board met to discuss the business of the club, president Eric Lanka made a presentation titled “Introduction to Pewter,” which was open to the public and ... (Read More)

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Mixing It Up
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface Not too long ago, a friend tagged us in a post on Facebook. It is so nice when your friends think of you, isn’t it? They see a beautiful old house filled with antiques, a quirky set of built-in bookshelves, or a trendy new mystery TV show, think ... (Read More)

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Art Dealer Found Guilty of Embezzlement
by M.A.D. Staff

Art dealer Douglas J. Chrismas, 80, of Los Angeles, was found guilty by a jury May 31 of embezzling more than $260,000 from the bankruptcy estate of Ace Gallery Los Angeles, an art gallery located in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, while acting as the estate’s trustee and custodian. Chrismas ... (Read More)

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Hanging with Steve Slotin
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Stopping at a drugstore for a Coke float some 30 years ago contributed to altering Georgia-born-and-bred Steve Slotin’s course in life. “There were face jugs in the cabinet by Lanier Meaders, who lived down the street. I thought I knew everything about the South—I knew every swimming hole, the best ... (Read More)
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