With all the talk of a decline in popularity of antiques, you might expect a much worse showing. Yet with more than 100 votes, the term rank near the most favorable industry words in a survey among readers of Urban Art and Antiques.
With more than 100 responses, the word “antiques” has a 70 percent favorability rating, the third most of any term ranked. Another 15 percent of respondents have a neutral response to it. Just ahead of it is the word “vintage” with 77 percent giving it a favorable rating. “Shop Local” is also a popular term with 74 percent rating it as favorable, as is “repurposing” also with a 70 percent favorable rating.
Other terms with strong favorables include “vintage shows,” “smalls,” “patina,” “furniture” and “collecting.”
Terms weighed heavily to the negative include “small shows,” “exclusive,” “contemporary,” “important,” “investment” and “modern.”
While the word “antiques” may be favorable, it appears the word “antiques show” barely made it past the median mark with just 51 percent giving it a favorable rating. “Flea market” fared the same.
The survey is designed to give an indication of the popularity over time and so will not end. Users can add one to three word terms for readers to rank.