Building Antique Collections

Building antique collections can start with a particular object category.  For example, in this vignette above by David Smernoff of From Here To Antiquity, he placed a variety of miniature ceramic vessels clustered together to highlight their radiant color.  If you speak with professional Visual...

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Building Antique Collections

When developing the perfect antique collection, some collectors prefer to gather works on a theme or concept.  A theme might be something as basic as an artistic era or style like 50s/60s Tiki or Hawaiian that connects the works collected, or it might be something much deeper and...

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Building Antique Collections

Eight year old Catalina Smernoff, daughter of the antique dealer David Smernoff of From Here To Antiquity, learns about boneshaker wooden bicycles c.1880s and talks about her own “table” in the booth where she was selling antique Steiff bears, antique Steiff toys and antique Steiff...

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Building Antique Collections

Previously, we discussed beginning a collection by selecting a few “stars” from which to build around.  Once you have added a star to your collection, you might be ready for what we refer to as “The Exotic Star.”  “The Exotic Star” is a piece of art,...

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Building Antique Collections

[pix_dropcap]A[/pix_dropcap]ntique and art collections are as individual as the people who own them. They reflect the owner’s personality, interests, tastes, experiences, life-themes, and of course budget. But, as much as their owners are unique, collections, like all visual endevors follow specific design rules. One such...

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