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Hunter with Dog: a 19th Century Vernacular Sculpture (1.23.2019)

Wydeveld fish painting

We were drawn to this figural carving (now sold) the moment we saw it, compelled by the synergy of its subject matter, size, patina, and spare aesthetic style. Discovering that it is signed and dated was an additional bonus. Read more in our journal>

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Biophilic Design and the Role of Rustic Antiques (2.15.2019)


example of biophilic design                                                       (photo: Architectural Record)

In this article we trace the connections among humans' hard-wired responses to nature, the biophilic design movement in architecture, and people's attraction to rustic antiques. Read more in our journal>

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Cherry Gallery is a leading dealer in quality antique rustic furniture and accessories.

We also venture beyond strict rustic boundaries by offering antique art - fine, folk and Native American - and other genres of antique and vintage furnishings.

Our everyday pursuit is to acquire and offer antiques that have good intrinsic value and aesthetic appeal, allowing our customers to infuse their lives and homes with the comforts, refinements, and artistic expressions of earlier eras.

See our latest offerings in Current Selections. (Read how our monthly offerings work go)

Get to Know Us

In addition to selling antiques via the listings presented here, we also sell at our gallery and at antiques shows.

But our most common transactions are with established clients. Once we become familiar with customers' tastes, collecting passions, or furnishing and decorating needs, we let them know when we acquire something they might like. We have developed many friendships with antiques enthusiasts and designers this way over the years, which has been one of the most rewarding aspects of being in this business.

So please don't hesitate to call us, introduce yourself, and give us an idea of the antiques you'd like to acquire. We look forward to getting to know you, and helping you find something that you'll love.

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A Southerner Off Course Up North


Damariscotta River

      

A big event in the Maine birding community this fall and early winter was the presence of this Great Black Hawk, which is native to Central and South America and has only been seen north of Mexico once before. It took up residence in a downtown park in the state's largest city, Portland, successfully catching and eating squirrels on a daily basis. We were lucky to see it and snap this picture in mid-January.

The bird did not fare so well with the arrival of a significant snowstorm and bitter cold on January 20th. Someone found it laying nearly comatose on the ground, and with the help of a cross-country skier passing by who happened to have had prior experience with handling raptors, they got it safely indoors and called a Maine bird rescue and rehabilitation organization called Avian Haven.

A network of volunteers then braved icy roads to tag team the transport of the bird over 90 miles in blinding snow to the rehabilitation center.

The Avian Haven vets report that the bird is alert and eating, and that they are monitoring its frost-bitten feet.

Update 2/1/19: Sadly it became increasingly clear to the veterinarians caring for the hawk that the frostbite in its feet and legs was extensive and debilitating, so the bird had to be euthanized. This visitor to Maine was an ambassador from warmer climes who brought many bird watchers and other curious onlookers much fascination and joy. May it rest in peace.