This was a good year to visit Philadelphia Antiques Week as there was some renewed energy in the air. I should not say was yet, because Freeman's auction is going on now and the Philadelphia Antiques Show is still in progress. The first stop was the 23rd Street Armory Antiques Show. With its usual charm, … Continue reading Notes On Philadelphia Antiques Week
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Is “Traditional” Avoided Like the Plague?
I was out for a stroll this morning and noticed an interesting catch phrase on a real estate sign, "anything but traditional." Sure it could refer to opeertions and attitude, but my guess is they wouldn't have chosen the phrase if traditional was a hot feature in homes. If you've been out looking for homes … Continue reading Is “Traditional” Avoided Like the Plague?
Three D’s now Four
There have traditionally been three "d" words that have impacted the antiques industry (not to mention lawyers). They are death, debt and divorce. Now there's another: downsizing. One thing that, as can be expected, has a significant impact on the antiques market in particular is real estate. The reality there is, not only is … Continue reading Three D’s now Four
The Journey of Antiquing–7
Will the Antiques Biz Recover with the Real Estate Market? Maybe Not. A savvy observer assures me that when the real estate market recovers the antiques business will follow. That sentence was a pull quote I spotted while glancing at the magazine of a fellow passenger in flight. It was from Elizabeth Pochada’s Editors letter … Continue reading The Journey of Antiquing–7