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Buy the Dip
by Clayton Pennington

In this issue we complete our coverage of Americana Week in New York City, a bellwether event. By crunching numbers and looking at past sales, one thing stands out—prices of antiques are lower. The elite, high-powered, and fresh stuff  still brings significant numbers, but there are plenty of bargains. Rather than ... (Read More)

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Baltimore Sideboard Gifted to MESDA
by M.A.D. Staff

The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) is the recipient of an inlaid sideboard made in Baltimore, Maryland, between 1800 and 1815, a gift of Beth and Stanley Weiss from the Stanley Weiss collection. “In the early nineteenth century, Baltimore’s craftspeople produced some of the most sophisticated inlaid Neoclassical ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, April 2024
by M.A.D. Staff

The Whole Booke of Psalmes, London, Company of Stationers, 1643. —Through April 13 —New York City Judging a Book by Its Cover: Bookbindings from the Collections of The Grolier Club, 1470s-2020 highlights selections from seven centuries of the Grolier Club’s collection of bindings. The exhibition explores the history of decorated bindings, ... (Read More)

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Americana at New England Auctions
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

New England Auctions, Branford, Connecticut Photos courtesy New England Auctions New England Auctions called its March 21 auction in the Branford, Connecticut, gallery “Celebrating Country Americana,” and it featured handmade and beloved objects. Many were made out of love. Noticeable among the nearly 400 lots was the selection of textiles and related objects ... (Read More)

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Brunk Sells Property from the Brooklyn Museum
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Brunk Auctions, Asheville, North Carolina Photos courtesy Brunk Auctions The March 20 auction at Brunk Auctions in Asheville, North Carolina, of deaccessions from the Brooklyn Museum in New York City included architectural woodwork from four period rooms along with furniture and decorations made in the 17th through the 20th centuries. Most were ... (Read More)

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The “Collect: Americana” Sale
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Freeman’s | Hindman, Philadelphia Photos courtesy Freeman’s | Hindman “Collect: Americana” at Freeman’s | Hindman, Philadelphia, March 20, was pitched to those who can afford to spend a few hundred or a few thousand dollars on furniture and decorative arts. Freeman’s has had success with its “Collect: American Art” sales scheduled on ... (Read More)

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Spring Show Supports Boosters
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Duxbury Spring Antique Show, Duxbury, Massachusetts Duxbury, Massachusetts, a seaside town 35 miles south of Boston, was established in 1637 by settlers of nearby Plymouth. Residents have traditionally been cognizant of the town’s deep maritime and agricultural history. The 41st annual Duxbury Spring Antique Show, held March 16 and 17, was an ... (Read More)

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Auction Prices Realized
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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Man Arraigned for Historical Society Theft
by M.A.D. Staff

Brian Anthony D’Ambrosio, 49, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, was arraigned in federal court on January 16. He is suspected of stealing items from the Montana Historical Society, including letters by the wife of Western artist Charles “C. M.” Russell (1864-1926), and then selling them on eBay. D’Ambrosio pleaded not guilty ... (Read More)

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Antiques Roadshow 2024 Production Tour
by M.A.D. Staff

The Antiques Roadshow 2024 production tour dates and cities have been announced. The PBS television show will visit Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 1; Bentonville, Arkansas, on May 14; Littleton, Colorado, on May 29; Urbandale, Iowa, on June 10; and Baltimore, Maryland, on June 18. Antiques Roadshow will reveal the ... (Read More)
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