The changing antique market

AntiqueLover

AntiqueLover

2016-08-02 10:01:00

There's no denying that the antique market is changing, even the word 'antique' is alot more flexible than it used to be - but could antique fairs be filled with more and more contemporary items as time goes on? 

This Guardian article notes how the famous Art and Antiques fair at London's Olympia has now introduced a massive section devoted purely to modern art and contemporary design which they say is a trend that is only going to continue as time goes on. 

It's hard to argue against that theory. The grim reality is that antique furniture has dropped a massive 45% in value as buyers move more towards mid century modern pieces. Bad news if, like me, you were hoping to sell your collection one day! 

 

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AntiqueLover

acsilver

2016-08-12 14:28:19

Yes. It is sad that tradition is losing the battle

AntiqueLover

acsilver

2016-08-12 14:28:19

Yes. It is sad that tradition is losing the battle

AntiqueLover

DP Royal

2016-08-02 10:34:07

Sadly for dealers I think this article is spot on. Younger people are distancing themselves from the style and furnishings they associate with grandparents in favor of more modern styles. Just one look at the Mad men set and you can see why!




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