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(Book Review)

European Porcelain in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
by Lita Solis-Cohen

A Book Review With all the new research on early 18th-century attempts to make porcelain in America, this new book that tells the story of porcelain production in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries in Europe is timely. The author, Jeffrey Munger, is a former curator in the department of European ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Books Received, December 2018
by M.A.D. staff

Books Received 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. Frederic Church’s Olana on the Hudson: Art Landscape Architecture, edited by ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Bill Hamel, Hamel20, Red Hook, New York
by Frank Donegan

In the Trade If you want mid-century modern furniture for your home, you’ll have no trouble finding it. It’s all over the place. Dealers who once upon a time sneered at anything made after 1840 are now eager to show off their Finn Juhl chairs or their Harvey Probber sectionals. Acquiring the ... (Read More)

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Criminal Charges Filed in Ivory Trafficking Case
by M.A.D. staff

San Diego, California, City Attorney Mara W. Elliott announced on November 28, 2018, that criminal charges have been filed against the owner and an employee of the Carlton Gallery in La Jolla, California, for trafficking ivory in defiance of California law. This prosecution follows the largest seizure of ivory products by ... (Read More)

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Legal Actions Mount against National Book Auctions
by M.A.D. staff

*Update: Ithaca.com reports David Hall has been arrested, and charged with second degree grand larceny   Denis Gouey, a consignor to National Book Auctions who filed suit in May against the Ithaca, New York, firm, was granted a default judgment on October 26, 2018. The Torrington, Connecticut, bookbinder claimed in court papers that ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Exhibitions, December 2018
by M.A.D. staff

Maine Antique Digest includes, as space permits, brief announcements of exhibitions planned by galleries, museums, or other venues. We need all press materials at least six weeks in advance of opening. We need to know the hours and dates of the exhibit, admission charges, and phone number and website for ... (Read More)

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Letter from London, December 2018
by Ian McKay,

September and October sales in London saw $1.4 million paid for a Banksy painting at Sotheby’s that was seen to (partially) self-destruct as the hammer fell—and thereby immediately increase in value—while in New York City at Christie’s a far, far higher than predicted $432,500 was paid for an AI (artificial ... (Read More)

(Auction)

Record for Looking Glass at Freeman’s
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Freeman’s, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Photos courtesy Freeman’s Discoveries of 18th-century Philadelphia furniture still turn up at Freeman’s from time to time. A 68½" high looking glass, topped by its original and nearly intact carved phoenix and with carved garlands in perfect condition, was the talk of the American furniture world when it appeared ... (Read More)

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The Delaware Antiques Show
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Wilmington, Delaware The Delaware Antiques Show, held November 9-11, 2018, has a long tradition. It has been on collectors’ calendars since 1964 as the place for tax-fee shopping; there is no sales tax in Delaware! The show had half a dozen venues until it settled into Wilmington’s Chase Center on the ... (Read More)

(Auction)

Americana, Fine Antiques, Plus Some Really Pretty Glass
by Walter C. Newman

Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, Mt. Crawford, Virginia Photos courtesy Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates held its 35th semiannual auction of Americana and fine antiques over a three-day period, November 8-10, 2018, at the firm’s galleries in Mt. Crawford, Virginia. Unlike sales in previous years, this sale ... (Read More)
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