Museum accessions, part I

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This short list of notable acquisitions began with a request to decorative arts curators in major American museums to choose and discuss a favorite recent gift or purchase. This porcelain sculpture representing the ancient Roman goddess Juno is one of only eleven known examples in the world of large-scale figures produced by the Doccia manufactory in the middle of the …

An Expert’s Eye: Chris Jussel at the Philadelphia Antiques Show

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This year marks the 48th Philadelphia Antiques Show, from April 18 through 21 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, featuring fifty exhibitors and a loan exhibition, Patriots and Presidents: Philadelphia Portrait Miniatures, 1760-1860. To get an expert’s view, The Magazine ANTIQUES asked Chris Jussel, Senior Vice President at Freeman’s Auction House in Philadelphia (and the original host of PBS’s Antiques Roadshow) …

Endnotes: Boston needlework

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We were prepared to pay considerably more, so were happily surprised,” says American needlework dealer Carol Huber about her successful bid on this charming Boston canvas-work picture, offered at the first auction of American furniture and decorative arts held by Bonhams in New York in mid-January. When she saw it in the catalogue, she thought the presale estimate of $6,000 …