Monday, January 12, 2009

What about bargains or under-market pricing on antiques?

If the price of an antique seems too good to be true, that’s probably because it is.

There are no great bargains in antiques and those who don’t learn this lesson purchase at their peril. Although rare “discoveries” of unappreciated (and therefore under-priced) antiques do on occasion occur, they are more often reproductions, marriages, or forgeries.

Shown below: A Pair of Chinese Export Lacquered Trunks, inlaid with mother of pearl
List price: $67,900 USD

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