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Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Fake vs. Real—Does It Matter?

Cabinet by an unknown maker, French 1580 with minor additions from the late 1850s. Carved walnut and oak with painted panels, linen and silk lining. 10 ft. 1 1/8 in. high. J. Paul Getty Museum What is fake? What is real? Who decides? Copies and forgeries of art have been around since, frankly, art....

Caroline Ashleigh joins Antique Trader Blog as guest columnist

 Antique Trader has added Caroline Ashleigh as a guest columnist to its Antique Trader Blog. Caroline is an author, auctioneer and appraiser who counts several seasons working on “Antiques Roadshow” to her resume. She is a well-known face to “Roadshow” watchers, where she has staffed the textiles table for many stops. Most recently, Ashleigh...

Can I help you find anything today?

The weather has turned warm (yes, sometimes too warm), and the summer show season is in full swing, which prompts this week’s Question of the Week: What are some of the items you specifically seek at outdoor shows? Garden furniture? Architectural antiques? Smalls? Send replies to Letters to the Editor, c/o Antique Trader, 700...

Antique Trader Question of the Week: New, imported items

We at Antique Trader would like to know your opinion on the following: What do you think about antique dealers selling new items at shows that are imported from overseas? Send your replies to eric.bradley@fwmedia.com or Letters to the Editor, c/o Antique Trader, 700 E State St., Iola, WI 54990. Or, feel free to...

Anniversary of PT Barnum’s 200th in Antique Trader

The May 5 edition of Antique Trader is filled with antique and collectible news and features. The main cover feature celebrates the 200th anniversary of P.T. Barnum’s birth. Circus enthusiasts are planning a year of celebrations and events to commemorate the occasion. CLICK HERE to read the Antique Trader cover feature on P.T. Barnum...

Would YOU get into the antiques business again?

Question of the Week: If you could do it all over again, at what level would you get involved in the antiques business? Send your replies to eric.bradley@fwmedia.com or to Letters to the Editor, c/o Antique Trader, 700 E. State St., Iola, WI 54945. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ • Find us on Twitter HERE. • Find us...

Question of the Week: Antique opportunity regrets

This week’s Antique Trader Question of the Week: What is the one antique or collectible you regret passing up? Send your replies to eric.bradley@fwmedia.com or to Letters to the Editor, c/o Antique Trader, 700 E. State St., Iola, WI 54945. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ • Find us on Twitter HERE. • Find us on Facebook HERE.• Visit...