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Editorial: Uncertainty
by Clayton Pennington

As this issue of Maine Antique Digest is published, thanks to a dedicated crew making sure it reaches the press, uncertainty hangs over the world of art and antiques. Will things ever be the same? The antiques industry, as we’ve all always known, is by no means essential. It’s a place ... (Read More)


Online American Art Sale
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Christie’s, New York City Photos courtesy Christie’s Unlike other auction houses, Christie’s has held online-only American art sales since 2016. Offering lots over a two-week period was not a new endeavor, and the 87-lot sale that ran from July 23 through August 7 appeared to run seamlessly. The auction totaled $3,973,250 with ... (Read More)


Circus, Sideshow, and Oddities Sale
by Danielle Arnet

Potter & Potter Auctions, Chicago, Illinois Photos courtesy Potter & Potter Auctions A smart bidder can find just about anything in a Chicago auction, from a Meissen monkey band to prime mid-century furniture. But one auction house has traveled a different path. Tucked into a North Side neighborhood in the upscale Lincoln ... (Read More)

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

Peter Blin, court cupboard, 1685-1700, oak, maple, and pine. The Wallace Nutting Collection, gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1926. —Ongoing —Hartford, Connecticut Humans have an innate tendency to transform the shape and decoration of even mundane items in an effort to satisfy our aesthetic aspirations. Design in the American Home, 1650 to ... (Read More)
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