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Aug
16
2011

Unusual southeastern Massachusetts Federal games table.

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The 2011 Antiques Roadshow season has come to an end. We visited Pittsburgh over the weekend and wrapped up the the season in style. Still another rhinoceros horn libation cup turned up for still another six figure appraisal price! And no, the owner was completely unaware of the recent record breaking appraisal by Lark Mason of a collection of similar cups (see July 29, 2011 blog).It was a good day for me. I had fun appraising an entertaining, memory stimulating and thought provoking 1970s Tiki Read More...


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Categories: categoryAntiques Roadshow categoryEarly American Furniture



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 number of the pieces from that collection will be on Read More...


Seymour secretary desk and bookcase, Boston

Categories: categoryCurrent Events categoryEarly American Furniture categoryHistorically Significant



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 carvings still show remnants of original gilding on Read More...


Carved rosette attributed to Samuel McIntire, Salem, Mass

Categories: categoryAcquisitions categoryCurrent Events categoryEarly American Furniture categoryScholarship