Antiques Dealers Association of America

News: Antiques & Art

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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Wendell D. Garrett, Expert on Americana, Dies at 83
Wendell D. Garrett, an authority on American decorative arts known to public-television viewers for his long, professorial presence as an appraiser on “Antiques Roadshow,” died on Wednesday in Williston, Vt. He was 83.

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Biting Humor Aimed at Art
When Damien Hirst’s spot paintings opened at 11 Gagosian galleries worldwide in January,

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Lucian Freud Portraits: NPG UK
Lucian Freud (1922 – 2011) was one of the most important and influential artists of his generation.

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LOOK OF LOVE: EYE MINIATURES FROM THE SKIER COLLECTION
This stunning exhibition explores the little-known subject of “lover’s eyes,” hand-painted miniatures of single human eyes set in jewelry and given as tokens of affection or remembrance.

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In the Eye of His Storms
PHILADELPHIA — Vincent van Gogh was shaken but also calmed by nature. The natural landscape inspired some of his most implacably innovative paintings, roiled of surface, ablaze with color and steeped in feeling.

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Carved and Whittled Sculpture: American Folk Art Walking Sticks From the Hill Collection
The collection of American walking sticks belonging to Pam and Tim Hill of Birmingham, Michigan is one of the finest of its kind

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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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