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Sep
07
2011

Willard Clock Museum news

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The Willard House and Clock Museum in North Grafton, MA. boasts the largest collection of Willard clocks in the world. The extraordinary clock collection, along with many rooms of period furniture and decorations are housed in the 1718 Willard Homestead, the 1766 Benjamin Willard clock shop and in two modern galleries. The Willards were the most influential family of clockmakers in early America. With over 90 Willard clocks dating from the 18th and [Read More...]


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Aug
23
2011

Brock Jobe’s latest research

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I met with my colleague and friend Brock Jobe on Cape Cod today. Brock was one of the co-authors on our 2009 release “Harbor & Home”. He is traveling with his students who are enrolled in the Winterthur (Museum) Program in American Material Culture, a highly regarded University of Delaware program. My roll was to assist him in examining and discussing with the students, an exceptional private collection of early American antique furniture. I was [Read More...]


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Aug
22
2011

New, improved antiques blog

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You’ll notice that the blog has a new format. We have listened to your feedback. The photos on new blog posts will now be clickable in order to see a larger image. It is also easier and less confusing to leave a comment, so please do! You’ll notice that we have new thumbs-up and down, like and dislike buttons on each entry. By “voting” for the posts that you do or don’t like, we will know what type of subject to concentrate on. Please vote. We [Read More...]


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Aug
10
2011

The clocks of a murderer appraised at Atlanta Roadshow

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I appraised clocks at the Atlanta Roadshow on Saturday, where we saw a nice selection of pretty good clocks. In all, five were appraised on camera plus I was interviewed by Antiques Roadshow Insider Magazine regarding a sixth clock. My fellow appraiser John Delaney went on camera with two pieces from a nice collection of high end reproduction clocks.

The two repro clocks that were taped for TV were a girandole and a lyre clock, both [Read More...]




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Aug
04
2011

Antiques Week in New Hampshire is upon us again!

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Every August, antiques nuts such as yours truly flock to Manchester, NH for “Antiques Week”. This year will be no different. As usual, the festivities will center around the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association’s annual show (known within the trade as “the Dealers Show”). The NHADA show has been around since the beginning of time! Actually, for me it has. The first show took place the summer I was born.

The Northeast Auctions [Read More...]




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Aug
01
2011

1939 Pontiac "Ghost Car" sold at auction.

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I'm sure that like me, many of you think that classic and antique cars are extremely cool! This weekend, the coolest of the cool was sold at RM Auctions in Plymouth, MI. Known as the “Ghost Car”, this 1939 Pontiac was produced for the 1939 New York Worlds Fair in order to showcase an amazing new material called plexiglass. The entire body is constructed of clear plexiglass, with all of the structural and internal parts being visible. With it’s bones [Read More...]


Ghost car on illumiated display in 1939 Ghost car ready for auction

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Jul
29
2011

Amazing new record find at Antiques Roadshow

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A new record was just set for the highest appraisal ever recorded on an Antiques Roadshow episode. It happened at the Tulsa, Oklahoma event on July 23rd, when Appraiser Lark Mason appraised a collection of five carved and decorated late 17th or early 18th century Chinese libation cups. These are not ordinary cups though. They were fashioned from rhinoceros horn that were intricately carved and shaped into drinking vessels. Apparently, the Chinese [Read More...]


Chinese 17th Century rhinoceros horn cups Lark Mason with his discovery

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Jul
25
2011

Rarely seen objects from the White House Collection to be on view at The Smithsonian

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Back in 1961, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy had the vision and sense of culture to begin forming a collection of American decorative arts at the white house. What she started 40 years ago has grown into an extraordinary repository for some of the finest examples of Early American furniture and decorative objects. It's a show place, where foreign dignitaries as well as Americans can get a sense of the craftsmanship that defined early America. A [Read More...]


Seymour secretary desk and bookcase, Boston

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Jul
15
2011

Tintype photo of outlaw Billy The Kid sold for WHAT?

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The only authenticated photograph of legendary outlaw William H. Bonney, more commonly known as Billy The Kid, was recently sold for $2.3 million, but that's not the most interesting part of this story! The tiny 2" x 3" tintype image set a new record for an original photograph when it was sold to a collector at a Denver auction.

Decades ago, based on this image, Billy The Kid became known as the left handed gun. A movie by that name [Read More...]


Billy the Kid, original tin type image

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Jul
08
2011

Today’s random unrelated thoughts for the antiques blog

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We recently bought an interesting Federal chest on chest from the Salem, MA school of cabinetmakers and wood carvers. We have just begun doing a little research on it. Matt was pretty excited to find that the carved rosettes are a nearly identical match to some attributed to the McIntire workshop by Dean Lahikainan in his book entitled, Samuel McIntire, Carving an American Style. It’s nice when the research supports our initial impressions. The [Read More...]


Carved rosette attributed to Samuel McIntire, Salem, Mass

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