I collected my first antiques in college. They adorned my room and one friend called me “Aunt Martha”. By the late 60s, I had a shop and called myself “General Hirshy”.
After that, stints as a magazine freelancer and Design Editor at Metropolitan Home Magazine. I later wrote their Doctor Swatch column. And, in the mid 80's I had a seven episode TV antiques show on the A&E network. I may have been the first cable antiques show.
I've been a full time show dealer since 1981. My focus has been folk art, a little left of center, with forays into architectural and found arts.
On the following page see an archive of thirty of my favorite finds. Enjoy and contact me at: