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What is it Worth?—Scrimshaw Teeth
Summer 2002
Sailors have long been associated with the art of storytelling. In the 1800s, during the height of American whaling, one remarkable group of sailors...
A Guide to Eighteenth-Century Windsor Chairs
Spring 2002
The Windsor chair originated in England during the early eighteenth century. Unlike other chairs of contemporary date, which have open seat frames to receive upholstery or a woven...
A Pennsylvania Clock Mystery
Spring 2002
With every good mystery there is the question of who done it. In the instance of a lavishly inlaid tall clock seemingly from Pennsylvania
Albert Sack: 2002 ADA Merit Award Recipient
Spring 2002
This April 6 at the Philadelphia Antiques Show, the Antiques Dealers’ Association of America, Inc. (ADA) is hosting a dinner to honor Albert Sack. Mr. Sack will...
Collectors' Corner: American Redware
Spring 2002
Much of redware’s appeal stems from its earthy, rustic appearance, attracting a broad range of collectors, from folk art enthusiasts to those interested in contemporary design. People are...
Curator's Choice: Henry Pratt's Account for Lemon Hill
Spring 2002
In 1962 a tin rainwater conductor head bearing the date 1800 was found in the attic of Lemon Hill. Thought to indicate...
Distinguishing Real from Fake Peale's Museum Silhouette
Spring 2002
In the early decades of the twentieth century, fake silhouettes embossed with a stamp used at Charles Willson Peale’s (1741–1827) museums in Philadelphia and Baltimore over a century before...
Franz Mayer: Collector of Talavera Poblana
Spring 2002
At the dawn of the twentieth century, adventurous foreigners were drawn to Mexico by travel accounts and railroad advertisements that promoted...
Furniture Facts: William Savery As Chairmaker
Spring 2002
William Savery is one of the most recognized names associated with Philadelphia furniture of the colonial period. He earned the attention of then present-day scholars...
Hiawatha in Rome: Edmonia Lewis and Figures from Longfellow
Spring 2002
In November 2000, two pieces of nineteenth-century late-neoclassical sculpture, each a bit over one foot in height, sold at...
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