Finding the Affordable for Young Collectors in Antiques in Charlottesville

On the second day of Antiques in Charlottesville strong sales of furniture were noted.  This seemed to be a a very welcome and unexpected event. Some visitors came from yesterday’s NBC Channel 29 news. Here is a slide show of our photo coverage from the exhibition.

With the generous help from the dealers in Antiques in Charlottesville, UAA team presents here a short video of finding affordable for young collectors. As George Stout said in the interview: “Oil paintings are not for everyone,” the graphic print from the 50’s, silhouette cut which preceded the invention of photography, chromolithograph prints and even dish-washer safe Chinese export porcelains, are not much more expensive than a date with a dinner and two  movie tickets, and most of all they would ignite interests in collecting because of their practicality and decorative beauty. Dealers were patient and passionate to cater the need of young collectors with a budget.

The show will open on Sunday from 11Am till 4PM.

About Hui

Wang Hui lived from 1632 – 1717 and followed in the footprints of his great grandfathers, grandfather, father and uncles and learned painting at a very early age. He was later taught by two contemporary masters, Zhang Ke and Wang Shimin, who taught him to work in the tradition of copying famous Chinese paintings. This is most likely the reason why critics claim that his work is conservative and reflects the Yuan and Song traditions. One critic claimed that “his landscape paintings reflect his nostalgic attachment to classical Chinese aesthetics. Along with the other Wangs, Wang Hui helped to perpetuate the tradition of copying the ancient masters rather than creating original work.


Thank you for this posting which focuses on the younger collector. There are many genres of antiques which can appeal to the beginning collector who is on a budget. Exposure and education are so important in allowing dealers to cultivate their next generation of collector. What they are interested in may change from earlier generations, but the need to introduce material in an accessible and fun way is key. I hope you consider doing this type of reporting again!

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