Buying antiques today has certainly changed from years gone by. Many antique galleries used to be appointment-only galleries. Now, their premises are open to the public and welcoming to all. Many galleries also publish beautiful catalogs and work to broaden their client base.
Interestingly, the sale of antiques over the internet has also blossomed. As one company said, “We just sold a $150,000 piece over the web. We never met. The buyer just wired the money, and we sent the piece. That’s it.”
Many antiquities dealers are seeing their businesses taking off more than ever before.
This is certainly good news for the antiquities field – and for hard working companies that want to publicize the important of antiquities.