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Early 20th-Century Design
by Danielle Arnet

Toomey & Co., Chicago, Illinois Photos courtesy Toomey & Co. The Chicago auction house bearing his name that John Toomey founded in 1987 has traditionally been a source for fine examples of Arts and Crafts design. First based in Oak Park, a Chicago suburb eight miles from the city’s Loop and closely ... (Read More)

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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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The Richard Margolis Collection: Part One
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, Costa Mesa, California The Richard Margolis Collection: Part One by Lita Solis-Cohen Photos courtesy Stack’s Bowers Galleries The John Stewart at Stony Point medal sold on the phone for $900,000 to a collector who needed it to complete his set of Comitia Americana medals. The Comitia Americana series includes 11 medals ... (Read More)

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The Eclectic Estate of John Long
by Walter C. Newman

Hilliard & Co., Madison, Virginia Photos courtesy Hilliard & Co. On March 23 Hilliard & Co. offered 319 lots selected from the estate of John Long (1932-2023) of Louisa County, Virginia. The sale was held at Hilliard’s gallery in Madison, Virginia. Items were sold in real time using the firm’s familiar format, ... (Read More)

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Changes in Collecting
by Kay Manning

Donley Auctions, Union, Illinois Photos courtesy Donley Auctions For the gray-haired stragglers at the preview of Donley Auctions’ March 23 sale in Union, Illinois, it was the stuff of dreams. They had been collecting model trains, die-cast cars, Cracker Jack toys, dolls, and other vestiges of their childhood for years and couldn’t ... (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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