Few and far antiques

Do you really need an artistic advisor?

Recently, we were asked to advise one of our long-time clients on the advisability of purchasing an expensive piece of art. The question reminded me of the old joke about how to know when you’ve seen a good opera (answer: when someone tells you). We politely declined, but it sparked …

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Antiques: the language of auctions

Auctions, auctions everywhere! Since closing last year, new auction houses have sprouted up like weed. Every day there are dozens to choose from. As of this writing, the online platform invaluable.com lists an astounding 815 upcoming auctions in the next 30 days. No one can keep up with that much. …

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