7x7 Magazine's "Quick Guide to Antique Acquisitions" by (who else?) Buzz Kaplan
I was looking through some old magazine articles this morning and noticed one that I thought I should share with you. The article was titled "The Art of Collecting" and appeared in 7x7 Magazine a few years back:
In this article, I contributed "A Quick Guide to Antiques Acquisition" and my thoughts back then still apply to antique collectors today:
Buzz Kaplan is Executive Director of C. Mariani Antiques, Restoration & Custom in San Francisco, the largest U.S. wholesaler of high-end 17th, 18th, and 19th century European antiques.
It's like the Louvre, only with price tags.
Our specialty at C. Mariani is 18th century Italian, French and English furniture, lighting, and accessories. For more than 30 years, our antiques have graced some of the world’s most luxe interiors and are regularly featured in major shelter publications including Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Veranda, Elle Décor, Luxe Magazine and Traditional Home.
Buzz was Contributing Antiques Editor to DECORATI magazine from 2009-2011. He is also the senior partner of Kaplan & Co., a consulting firm he founded in 1981, specializing in antiques and other investment-grade tangible assets.
Buzz is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UCLA where he earned both Bachelor’s and Juris Doctorate degrees.