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Appreciation of Antiques Can Begin During College Days

When Salem, Massachusetts merchant Elias Hasket Derby, the owner of the first New England vessel to trade directly with China, sent his son John off to college he would send him in style. Derby hired John Cogswell, one of Boston’s leading cabinetmakers, to build John a chest on chest for his room at Harvard College.

Antiques & Art Expert to Guide UVA Students Through Antiques in Charlottesville

Will Paulsen, a renowned expert in period furniture and fine arts, will guide a group of his  former students, who have taken his classes at the University of Virginia, through the exhibits at Antiques in Charlottesville. That event is taking place January 22-24, 2010 at the Holiday Inn at 1901 Emmet Street. “It’s an up-close-and-personal

Survey Uncovers Habits and Preferences of Antique and Art Buyers

Results from a recent survey undertaken by  Urban Art and Antiques reveals that buyers of antiques and fine art shop often, consider themselves well-versed in what they are buying and seek across a spectrum of delivery channels. Almost sixty percent of 100 respondents consider themselves informed buyers and more than 43 percent shop for art