Pictures within pictures: Photographs of American folk paintings, 1840-1880

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from The Magazine ANTIQUES, September/October 2013. Early photographs of Ameri­can folk paintings constitute a unique archive of works by both recognized and unknown artists,1 frequently even preserving a visual record of otherwise unknown paintings. A large number of early daguerreotypists practiced this lucra­tive work at a time when photography afforded Americans their first opportunity to have accurate copies of works …

Collecting American samplers in Southern California

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from The Magazine ANTIQUES, May/June 2013 | Best known for its expansive sandy beaches, stately palms, and glorious golden sunsets-as well as numerous superb collections of modern and contemporary art-Los Angeles is, perhaps unexpectedly, also home to a significant number of important and excitingly diverse American decorative arts collec­tions. While some Southern California collectors have been amassing important holdings of …

A Reason to Love Antiques

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While the Cartier “Love” bracelet may be the most recognizable symbol of affection for some this Valentine’s Day, the world of antiques collecting is filled with much richer offerings. For those seeking a more unusual gift, the small booklet The Heart of the Matter: Sentimental Works on Paper by Nineteenth-Century Americans, recently published by dealers David A. Schorsch and Eileen …

Current and coming: The Scene

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When it opened last fall on Newport’s swank Bellevue Avenue, the Audrain Automobile Museum was immediately up to speed (metaphors drawn from car culture are inexcusable but somehow inevitable with the Audrain), exhibiting a small but head-turning group of rare pre-World War II luxury cars, such as a fire-engine red 1930 Pierce-Arrow Convertible with a custom fitted compartment for your …