antiques shop

Behind the Gavel: Business Do’s and Don’ts for 2013

Despite what it may seem like, there are no tricks to sound business sense when it comes to operating an antiques shop. The good thing, according to noted antiques expert Wayne Jordan, is this: "What works today in the antiques business is what has always worked: Learn everything there is to know about your...

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How to present your antiques inventory for a new wave of buyers

A decade or two ago, auction houses, antiques dealers and show promoters could get away with non-salesmanship. Anyone with Internet access has access to more antiques inventory than any dealer could ever hope to show — and dealers have to step up their game. There's more art than science behind staging and merchandising: Those...