Thursday, November 10, 2016

How to start your own antiques collection

By Eleanor Doughty

UNITED KINGDOM---This week, the Winter Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia has done its bit for the industry, offering the best browsing for long-time collectors and a learning opportunity for those who wished they knew more about antiques. The question often posed by beginners is a simple one: where do you start? The first thing to decide is whether you are collecting for the sake of collecting, or simply to furnish your home, says Lady Caroline Percy, an interior designer and antiques consultant. Are the objects your first choice – “in which case you decorate your house around the objects” – or does the style of your home determine the collection? [link]

A silver wine cooler in the shape of an owl, worth around £10,000, was among the items on show at the Olympia Winter Art & Antiques Fair