Archive for January, 2008

The Antiques Trade, It’s Now a Big Show

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

The antiques trade has seen a vast change in how dealers procure and turnover inventory. Today, you don’t have large numbers of American dealers and decorators annually making multiple grand buying trips to Europe, or for that matter Europeans with their over valued Euro doing that here. You do see dealers getting older with little [...]

Recessions and Decorative & Fine Arts

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Booms and busts have littered the decorative and fine arts markets just as financial cycles have their segmented ups and downs. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that any asset experiences change in the trajectory of its value. Assets can crash and burn as well as present opportunity. Whether sub-prime securities or [...]