Friday, January 13, 2012

Opinion Peace....DISCUSS!

What did you think of our two-part series on dealing with mis-identified or poorly catalogued items and shows and/or auctions? Have you encountered this? If so, how did you deal with it?

Okay, really, I'm sure you ALL have encountered this. The fact is, there are thousands of folks out there selling antiques and while many are very very expert in what they sell, many are generalists who do there best, but can't possibly be expected to know everything. Is there a way we can create a marketplace that inspires confidence on the part of buyers rather than the "caveat emptor" attitude that has been used in the past?

Michigan schrank

I told you that I would show it off, so here it is...the Bleicher family schrank from Washtenaw County, Michigan, circa 1835.

Victorian oak graining over original blue (someday I may have it cleaned down to that blue, but not now). That part of Michigan saw much German settlement in the 2nd quarter of the 19th century. I was fortunate enough to purchase this right out of the family by way of Eric and Gary at The Chelsea Collection.