July 15, 2019

Art restoration is the treatment intended to return objects to a known or assumed state, usually to their original undamaged appearance. A fascinating process that is usually done behind the scenes, art restoration has been gaining public interest with the use of the i...

May 13, 2019

The new exhibit at the RISD Museum on Gorham silver showcases Gorham’s skills and creativity in all things silver. Titled, Designing Brilliance 1850-1970, the exhibit brings together the largest collection of Gorham silver from the company’s small beginnings in 1831 in...

October 4, 2018

In the latest episode of Curious Objects, The Magazine Antiques’ podcast series, the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, RI are explored. Benjamin Miller takes listeners on a virtual tour of several Newport mansions with highlights of architectural history. You can listen...

August 20, 2018

Too often, people are focused on the artwork and do not pay much attention to the frame. The frame can not only help enhance the artwork, but it can be a piece of artwork itself. Sometimes, the frame may be more valuable than the artwork it holds. What should you look...

June 13, 2018

Whether you are considering obtaining an appraisal or have already decided to move forward with one, it is important to understand the appraisal process and the report you will be receiving. Below is some key terminology and definitions that will help ensure your appra...

August 29, 2017

When inquiring about an appraisal, you may be asked whether you are interested in knowing the cost to replace a specific item for insurance purposes or if you are curious to know the value for resale purposes. Because one item may have many different appraised values,...

July 27, 2017

We often hear stories of a family that discovered they had an antique treasure or a famous painting in their house without even knowing it. On July 25th, Artnet News reported that a long-lost painting by Norman Rockwell had been discovered by Heritage Auctions in...

May 5, 2017

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) Report provides an in depth look at the art market in 2016 to help predict future trends for 2017. The report, prepared by Professor Rachel Pownall, the TEFAF chair in art market at the School of Business Economics at Masstricht...

February 15, 2017

Kovels Antiques, Inc, the go-to source for antiques and collectibles information since 1953, published a great article on the points to consider for purchasing damaged antiques. Kovel.com suggests, that yes, one can buy damaged antique that still have value with the de...

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