More on the misrepresentations of antiques at the highest market levels

The New York Times has recently run another article on the John and Carlton Hobbs, the British highest-of-the-high-end antiques-dealing brothers who employed the services of a British furniture restorer named Dennis Buggins to do MUCH more than buff and polish top-end antiques pieces.

I encourage you all to read the story: The Feud and the Fakes

You will probably want to stick to decaf when you’re reading this … I know I should have. Personally, I don’t believe the “financial toll” of the scandal will be punishment enough, as Rupert Hobbs says. If it turns out the Hobbs brothers were deliberately altering antiques to bilk customers out of additional money, punitive damages should be in order.

What do you think?

— Karen