Art & Antiques News

Antique Trader News

  • Is choice overload affecting your sales? July 11, 2019
    Retail customers are delighted by an abundance of choice. They ramble through antique shops “oohing” and “ahhing.” One well-researched theory of why retail customers walk out without buying anything p […]
    Wayne Jordan
  • Unfolding the saga of the Hitchcock Chair Co. July 11, 2019
    The Hitchcock Chair Company was an industry leader and innovator in both the 19th and 20th centuries. After a fascinating history, it folded—again—in 2006. The post Unfolding the saga of the Hitchcock […]
    Fred Taylor
  • Antique Hatpins: Stylish self-protection July 11, 2019
    It’s not everyday a woman’s fashion accessory gets to pull double duty as a weapon, but according to advertisements in noted magazines such as Harpers Weekly, from the late 1890s to about 1920 that’s […]
    Melanie Carnation Thomas

News from Kovels

  • 10 Strange-But-True Ways to Clean Antiques with Food July 10, 2019
    Say no to toxic cleaners. Look to your pantry for ways to clean your collectibles. Ten tips from Kovels.           Read more... […]
  • Happy #whatsitwednesday! July 10, 2019
    Be the first to guess what the pictured item is by leaving a comment below. If you have your own whatsit, our editors can include it in a future post. Please send an email to and att […]
  • "Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue!" July 3, 2019
    Celebrate America's birthday with a vintage Fourth of July postcard. Collectors love old postcards and cards by Ellen Clapsaddle are especially desirable.             Read more... […]

Art News

Collecting Antique Jewelry

Antique lava cameo

The cameo image is from Ms. Cinamon's book Estate Jewelry, 1760 to 1960The article is from Collector's Weekly. It provides an   overview of antique periods and styles along with many other articles on various areas of collecting.



Antique Furniture Prices

antique furnitureThe downward trend in furniture prices is explained well by the Antiques Trade Gazette. While not necessarily good news for sellers, it is good news for buyers. The antiques industry is cyclical just like any other industry. What is down today could be up tomorrow. The chair is on exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. It  is executed in the Regency style and dates to 1804.




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