There was an interesting article in The Times this Saturday, suggesting social media is behind a trend for younger people to start buying antique furniture. It is much more eco-friendly than buying something new and prices have declined as mahogany and walnut have fallen out of fashion. My question is whether Antique Dealers will be willing to lower the prices of more desirable pieces to make more of their furniture affordable, or whether they will wait for the market to heat up.
The Ince & Mayhew furniture listed in my previous blog sold for more than any student I know would be willing to pay. The bookcase went for £12,000, the pair of giltwood chairs for £10,000 and the pair of chairs with lions' heads were sold for a staggering £42,500! What a gift!
Sarah Ingle is the great great great great grand-daughter of William Ince and has been researching her family history for a number of years. She thoroughly enjoyed the detective work involved in tracing William’s lineage.