Tag: folk art

Native American “Wild West” Show Beaded Costume Jacket

Today’s spotlight is on an early twentieth century piece of  Western American History. Recently we took a look at the authentic Native American jacket we found at the Malden Bridge Community Center Appraisal Day event. The jacket is characterized by intricate beading and design. Though the history of this garment is still speculative, the original owners believe that it was crafted by Plains Indians...

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Appraisal Event Finds: Antique Chinese Fruit Pit Carvings

19th century Chinese carved peach stone
On Saturday, April 25th, we were in residence at the Malden Bridge Community Center Appraisal Day event. The event is similar to the Antiques Roadshow: individuals bring in their family treasures for appraisers to evaluate, looking for information and hoping for a pleasant surprise. We had a great time at the event, meeting lots of people and seeing some really interesting things. This week we’ll...

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American Folk Art Portraiture by Ammi Phillips

In November 2012, we sold an exceptional pair of portraits by Ammi Phillips for a client. Ammi Phillips (1788-1865) is widely regarded as one of the most important American folk artists of his period. As a self-taught portraitist, Phillips traveled throughout New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut, creating a wide and prolific body of work. Phillips’ work displays a passion for experimentation...

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Folk Art Found at the Bethlehem Public Library Appraisal Day Fundraiser

We helped with an appraisal day fundraiser at the Bethlehem Public Library this past Saturday. Here’s a picture of an amazing early 20th-century folk art marquetry box that a woman brought in that was made by a relative and passed down. Amazing quality workmanship—there is a marquetry inlay panel on the lid that depicts a view out of a window into a landscape with several birds perched on...

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