Early American Antiques in Historic Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia

I hope you enjoy exploring my collection of early American antique furniture, paintings and decorative arts and welcome your inquiries regarding any of the pieces that pique your interest. My focus is on paintings by American artists working during and prior to the nineteenth century and early southern furniture and decorative arts, but I also handle items from Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic. My inventory also includes Virginia maps, historical prints, stoneware and Virginia silver. This online gallery represents a part of my ever evolving collections but, to be fully appreciated, any object of art must be seen in person. I am open by chance or appointment and I encourage you to contact me to arrange a visit to see my collection in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. I also exhibit in a limited number of shows which you will find listed below.

A life-long interest in American history and the development of the arts in this country fuels my enthusiasm as a dealer and student. I am most fortunate to live within a short distance of a great concentration of regional and nationally known museums, libraries, and historical societies with extraordinarily rich collections and research resources. I have had the pleasure of working with many of these institutions, have had my research published by several, and each day discover new sources of information on artists, artisans and their art. I count many among my clients, including MESDA, Colonial Williamsburg, the Smithsonian, Belair, Arlington House, Stratford Hall, Mount Vernon, Carlyle House, Montpelier, Dumbarton House and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to name a representative few. I have found all of their assistance, support and patronage to be invaluable.

Research is an important aspect of the value I add both in authenticating a piece as well as establishing the context in which it was created. I particularly enjoy the opportunity of working closely with collectors and institutions that value in-depth research and who wish to acquire objects that are both historically and aesthetically important. Please let me know your collecting interests or specific objects you are seeking and, if I cannot currently offer an appropriate example, I will do my bestto locate, evaluate and authenticate high quality items worthy of consideration for your collection.

I purchase collections or single items of quality – please contact me for a confidential evaluation.

 

MY AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION INCLUDE:

  • Period Southern Furniture, Federal or Earlier Especially
  • Pieces from Virginia, Maryland or the Carolinas as well as Kentucky and Tennessee
  • Early Southern Decorative Arts and Folk Art
  • Early Alexandria and Virginia Silver – with a special interest in silver marked by Adam Lynn, John Adam, C.A.Burnett
  • Virginia Stoneware Especially Alexandria Items Marked by Tildon Easton, James Black, James Miller, B.C.Milburn, John Swann, H. Smith or J.P.Smith
  • Early Maps of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay Region
  • American Paintings and Portraits from the 19th Century or Earlier ~ Especially Southern Artists or Subjects
  • 19th Century American Still Life Paintings and Landscapes