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Books Received, July 2019
by M.A.D. staff

These are brief reviews of books recently sent to us. We have included ordering information for publishers that accept mail, phone, or online orders. For other publishers, your local bookstore or a mail-order house is the place to look. Monet: The Late Years by George T.M. Shackelford (Kimbell Art Museum and ... (Read More)

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The Stuff about the Stuff: The Value and Imperiled Future of Collectors’ Papers
by Jeanne Schinto

Part II of II As an antiques reporter, I have always loved best the assignments that send me into archives to read the papers of collectors from past generations. Besides enjoying the guilty pleasure associated with reading other people’s mail, I have found these troves to be filled with fascinating and ... (Read More)

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Augmenting the Canon
by Lita Solis-Cohen

What a great title for a catalog that brings new scholarship up to date in the field of American Neoclassical furniture and decorative arts. Augmenting the Canon is the latest addition to a shelf of catalogs written by Stuart Feld, this one with his daughter, Elizabeth. The first catalog in ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

In the Trade: Christopher P. Settle Antiques, Newton, Massachusetts
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

In the Trade Some might say that Massachusetts dealer Christopher Settle took a circuitous route to dealing in fine antiques. But that would not be true. At loose ends after college, where he’d been an English major, he took a job as a packer for an Ann Arbor, Michigan, moving company. ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Another Look for Ten Bucks
by Clayton Pennington, Editorial July 2019

Editorial, July 2019 In early April an intriguing new service was added to eBay. Before bidding on or buying Asian art, eBay users in the United States can now pay $10 via PayPal to have the object looked at—via the eBay listing and not in person—by an expert in Asian art ... (Read More)

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Winterthur Acquires a Landscape by Duncanson
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Museums are making up for the fact that African American artists have rarely made it into the mainstream of art history by making an effort to tell a more inclusive story. Winterthur is the latest to announce an important acquisition to this end. It has acquired a major oil painting ... (Read More)

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American Glass: The Collections at Yale
by Lita Solis-Cohen

The Francis P. Garvan Collection at Yale University has been the focus of studies of American furniture, pewter, silver, and clocks, making it one of the best known in the country. After a three-year study by John Stuart Gordon, the Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Associate Curator of American Decorative Arts at ... (Read More)

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Chippendale’s Drawings for the Director
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Two hundred and seventy-five years ago Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779) opened a cabinet shop on St. Martin’s Lane in London and published The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director, which became the most famous furniture pattern book of all time. Most of the original drawings for the 160 engravings in this first edition ... (Read More)

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N.C. Wyeth Exhibit at Brandywine River Museum and Somerville Manning Gallery
by Lita Solis-Cohen

N.C. Wyeth: New Perspectives, an exhibition organized by the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, will fill galleries at the Brandywine River Museum of Art June 22 through September 15 before being exhibited at the Portland Museum of Art from ... (Read More)

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Forty Historic 13-Star Flags to Be Displayed Together
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A New Constellation: A Collection of Historic 13-Star Flags opened on Flag Day, Friday, June 14, and will be on view through Sunday, July 14, at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. “It is the first time a major exhibition of thirteen-star flags has been put together, and ... (Read More)
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