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THE ADA AWARD OF MERIT DINNER HONORING BROCK JOBE
On Saturday, April 26th, 2014, at 8 PM, the Antiques Dealers’ Association of America, Inc. will present the 2014 ADA Award of Merit to Brock Jobe, Professor of American Decorative Arts, Winterthur Program in American Material Culture.

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Milwaukee Art Museum: Uncommon Folk: Traditions in American Art
The unprecedented selection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, textiles, and furniture featured in this exhibition offers unexpected beauty, power, whimsy, and wonder. The authentically American artistic expression

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ADA Names Brock Jobe 2014 Award Winner
The Antiques Dealers’ Association of America (ADA) has named Brock Jobe its 2014 recipient of the ADA Award of Merit for outstanding contributions to the art and antiques field. Jobe, professor of American decorative arts at Winterthur Museum, will be honored at a dinner planned for Saturday, April 26, at the Philadelphia Antiques Show.

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Disputing the Origins of Four-Legged Treasures
New York and Boston butt heads over more than sports teams: Try 18th-century walnut chairs whose origins are at the center of a controversy.

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Annenberg Foundation to return Hopi artefacts to Native Americans
The US-based Annenberg Foundation said it had spent a total of $530,000 (£322,000; 385,000 euros) at the auction of masks and other artefacts.

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Prison Memoir of a Black Man in the 1850s
Years ago, a rare-books dealer browsing at an estate sale in Rochester came across an unusual manuscript, dated 1858. The family selling it said little about where it had been for the last 150 years. It appeared never to have left upstate New York.

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Newtown Clock Comes Home
The Newtown Historical Society recently received a gift of a rare tall case clock made by Ebenezer Smith, who was not only Newtown’s first clockmaker but was probably the only one here in the Eighteenth Century.

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Portrait Miniatures Flow Out of the Attic
Displays of antique miniature portraits can serve as giant diagrams of connections among families, their fortunes and the artists who painted the works. Sometimes there’s a whiff of scandal.

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Clocks That Have Been Ticking Since Before the Revolution
Peter Stretch, an 18th-century clockmaker in Philadelphia, left only wisps of evidence of his family life and career.

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Thieves Steal Van, Trailer & Inventory Of Antiques Bound For NH Antiques Week
ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Enroute to the upcoming New Hampshire Antiques Week, antiques dealer Michael Whittemore’s van and trailer loaded with inventory was stolen at 2 am on July 30 from the parking lot of the Country Inn Suites. Whittemore left Florida on July 29 and stopped at the inn where he has stayed several times before.

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Glass Mirrors Life in the Seas
In the 1860s, the father and son team of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka created peerless, intricate glass replicas of marine invertebrates to supply museums and universities.

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Recalling an Opulent Age Through Its Trove of Art
Entering the 59th Winter Antiques Show, at the Park Avenue Armory, is like time-tripping back to the Gilded Age.

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From Homespun to Hallucinogenic in Two Fairs
Don’t be fooled by the name. The Metro Show, the art and antiques fair going on this week at the Metropolitan Pavilion

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Curator, Tear Down These Walls
A MODEST PROPOSAL for this country’s great repositories of pre-20th-century American art:

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Peter Tillou To Receive 2013 ADA Award Of Merit
On Saturday, April 13, at 8 pm, the Antiques Dealers' Association of America, Inc, will honor Peter Tillou as the recipient of the 2013 ADA Award of Merit in recognition of his extensive contributions to the fields of fine art

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News: ADA Members

The ADA Award Of Merit Dinner Honoring Brock Jobe
On April 26th, 2014, the Antiques Dealers’ Association of America, Inc. will present the 2014 ADA Award of Merit to Brock Jobe, Professor of American Decorative Arts, Winterthur Program in American Material Culture.

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Shaped Aprons and Turned Legs: Regionalism in Early American Furniture
Hamilton Hall’s inaugural Americana Lecture will be presented by well known furniture specialist Arthur Liverant, a founder of the Antiques Dealer’s Association of America and third generation owner of Nathan Liverant and Son in Colchester,

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Morris Finkel (1923-2011)
Morris Finkel, a Philadelphia antiques dealer who rose to national prominence during six decades of business on the city’s Antiques Row, died Thursday, December 22, after a long illness. He was 88 years old.

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The Albert Sack Memorial Breakfast
On Sunday, January 22nd, 2012, from 10am-11am, the Antiques Dealers' Association of America, Inc. will host a memorial reception and tribute for the late Albert Sack

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Angel Gabriel Weathervane Comes Down To Earth
When I looked at the Angel Gabriel weathervane on top of the church through binoculars, I judged it to be about 42 inches wide.

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