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Colonial Williamsburg Acquires Rare Portrait
by M.A.D. staff

There are only six known portraits by artist William Dering. Now, after receiving the portrait Joyce Armistead Booth (Mrs. Mordecai Booth), the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has five of them in its collection. “Executed in saturated, well-preserved reds, blues, and golds, and measuring more than four feet in height, this likeness of ... (Read More)


Freedman’s Bank Pays Big Dividends
by Dick Friz

Bertoia Auctions, Vineland, New Jersey Photos courtesy Bertoia Auctions In the waning moments of Bertoia’s spring “Signature Sale” on April 27 and 28 in Vineland, New Jersey, a New York City collector quietly closed the deal at $132,000 (includes buyer’s premium) for a Freedman’s mechanical bank. The transaction promptly transformed grapes into champagne, and ... (Read More)


A New Beginning: The Monroe Antique Collectibles Show
by Cathy Aldrich

Monroe, Washington Unlike the fall leaves that were dying and falling from the trees, the Monroe Antique Collectibles Show in Monroe, Washington, was more like a phoenix, arising after a brief hiatus. Fall 2017 saw the promoters who started the show retiring after a 24-year stint. Indecision about whether the show ... (Read More)


Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and Cowan’s Auctions Acquired by Hindman LLC
by Don Johnson

Two of the Midwest’s most prominent auction houses—Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and Cowan’s Auctions—have been acquired by a new venture, Hindman LLC. No immediate changes are planned. The auction houses will continue to operate under their original brands, at the same locations, and with their existing staffs. The owner of the new ... (Read More)


Museum Buys Friedrich Painting
by M.A.D. staff

The Saint Louis Art Museum has acquired Sunburst in the Riesengebirge, a 10" x 12½" oil on canvas by German painter Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840). The museum purchased the painting on December 12, 2018, at Sotheby’s in London for $2,720,095 (includes buyer’s premium). The estimate was $626,750/877,450. According to the museum, ... (Read More)

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Antiques and Allen Michaan: The Perfect Mix and Match Covers All Corners of the Market
by Karla Klein Albertson

Head of the House Photos courtesy Michaan’s Auctions Prices in captions include the buyer’s premium. Allen Michaan of Michaan’s Auctions, Alameda, California, has always been an entrepreneur. An early interest in the architecture of historical movie theaters led to a passion for a wide range of artifacts from the past. When the Bay ... (Read More)


Tremont Auctions Moves
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Tremont Auctions, formerly of Newton, Massachusetts, has moved to new quarters in Sudbury, Massachusetts, and is open for business. The new gallery at 615 Boston Post Road (Route 20) is larger, with more accommodation for storage and parking than at the previous location. In addition, it is situated on a ... (Read More)
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