Thanks to Lark Mason's position as an expert, appraiser, author and television personality on the PBS series “The Antiques Roadshow,” the founder of iGavel Auctions anticipates the following collecting trends.
That means your desk was made after that since not much fancy furniture was made during the War. Colby’s was mostly a furniture retailer, having closed its factory in the 1920s.
Twenty years ago I purchased an unusual Robert W. Irwin Art Deco dining room set which resembles Eliel Saarinen’s design. The link to Eliel Saarinen is tenuous at best.
One collector shares a couple of his collectible forks, while another reader provides clarification on the history of Raggedy Ann and Andy.
From the editor: Amazon stands to change the antiques landscape; California's dreaded AB 391 passes; Editor steps down from Antique Trader.
Two simple tips can give antiques retail store owners an edge in improving a customer's retail shopping experience. Columnist Wayne Jordan says antiques dealers must make shopping in your store a fun experience. Here are two techniques (one hi-tech, one low-tech) that other retailers use to ensure their customers enjoy shopping...
Finding a hidden treasure at a yard sale or antiques show is always memorable but why are we haunted by the antiques we pass up, overlook or leave behind? Columnist Melaine Thomas shares her greatest hits (of mistakes) and the lessons she learned passing up a $25 Georg Jensen bowl.
Your collectible arrives from the latest online auction and you're disappointed. There's a problem. What do you do now? Try patience, courtesy and diplomacy, says guest columnist and military collector P.H. Tuttle. He writes, "In my own dealings as a buyer, nearly all of my bad experiences have resulted from deals...
In almost every market, the number of traditional antiques stores continues to dwindle while other marketing channels — estate sale companies, auction companies, consignment stores and online venues — continue to grow.