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Letter from London, September 2021
by Ian McKay,

Though I have in recent times started and hope to continue to include appealing and unusual lots from country sales on these pages, this month’s selection is very much a “Letter from London” and features lots that are both very rare and, generally speaking, very expensive. There are lots of pictures, ... (Read More)

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Judge Dismisses “Net to You” Contract Lawsuit
by M.A.D. staff

On July 26 Judge Joel M. Cohen dismissed a lawsuit filed against Hirschl & Adler Galleries and Stuart Feld by collector and hedge-fund billionaire Michael Steinhardt. The suit, filed in New York Supreme Court in November 2020, concerned a full-length portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart—the so-called Munro-Lenox portrait—that Hirschl ... (Read More)

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Hanging with William Secord
by Julie Schlenger Adell

If one has a question on a particular breed of dog and how the standards have changed since the late 18th century, William “Bill” Secord probably has a book on it. In fact, his collection of antique books on dogs, ranging from 1785 to World War II, numbers some three ... (Read More)

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If the Price and the Recontextualization Are Right
by Clayton Pennington

On July 10 the Charlottesville, Virginia, City Council voted unanimously to remove Their First View of the Pacific, a sculpture by Charles Keck (1875-1951) depicting Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Sacagawea that was installed at the intersection of West Main and Ridge-McIntire Street. The city had previously removed statues of ... (Read More)

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Cape Cod Glass Show in New Location
by M.A.D. staff

The 33rd annual Cape Cod Glass Show and Sale will be held in a new location. It will now be located at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, Massachusetts (use exit 75—old exit 8—on the Mid-Cape Highway). Sponsored by the Cape Cod Glass Club, a ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, September 2021
by M.A.D. staff

Before and after images of a portrait of Mary T. Holbrook Cheever, donated by Kimberley Leach, a descendant of the sitter. Identified by scholar Deborah M. Child as the work of Edwin Plummer (1802-1880). —Through October 11 —Portsmouth, New Hampshire Portsmouth Treasures: A Century of Collecting at Portsmouth Historical Society at the ... (Read More)

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The 2021 Annual NHADA Show
by Clayton Pennington

The New Hampshire Antiques Show, Manchester, New Hampshire The annual antiques show of the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA)—always one of the most anticipated events of the year—was back live after a year’s hiatus forced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The August 12-14 New Hampshire Antiques Show at the DoubleTree by ... (Read More)

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Auction Prices Realized, August 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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The 2021 Antiques in Manchester: The Collector’s Fair
by Clayton Pennington

Manchester, New Hampshire "Sales at the show were sort of out of sight,” wrote Wiscasset, Maine, antiques dealer Peter Eaton regarding Antiques in Manchester: The Collector’s Fair, held on August 11 and 12, promoted by Karen DiSaia Management. The Rogers family William and Mary maple high chest has a molded cornice, applied ... (Read More)

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Mixed Markets
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

Beneath the Surface The last 15 months (it was just months, right?) have wrought many changes, and a fascinating aspect of living in a historical moment is seeing how many of them become permanent. Maybe we have discovered that working from home does work for a number of people, that present ... (Read More)
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