Welcome to our December newsletter
It is hard to believe that I am writing our last newsletter of 2017, it seems only moments ago we were sharing highlights of 2016 in our January newsletter!
As I sit and compose this the curtain is coming down on our final show of the year, Winter Antiques For Everyone at the NEC Birmingham
Despite ongoing Brexit uncertainty, a recent interest rate rise and the usual doom and gloom from the media, I remained cautiously optimistic, we also clashed with Budget day and Black Friday due to this year’s slightly rearranged fair date, as so often at these events there was the usual pre show inter trading between dealers, with specialists like ourselves vying to secure anything in our particular field of expertise from other more general dealers, amongst other finds we were thrilled and delighted to have secured a world class piece of Japanese metalwork that had been in a family for at least fourty
We are days away from our first show of the year, our inaugural visit to the 40th anniversary of the Wilton house Antiques fair, March 3rd-5th , a well organised high quality fair in the grounds of a wonderful country house, near Salisbury in Wiltshire , the house has been the home of the Earls of Pembroke for over 400 years .
From a purely commercial perspective it can be a difficult balance when deciding what pieces , if any, should be reserved for any particular event, especially given that in todays high tech world a large majority of our customers are now supporting us from around the globe, here on our online gallery.
It remains however from my experience that listing on our virtual gallery attracts one audience , whilst carefully transporting our precious goods to a provincial fair generally attracts a different crowd , we find therefore it is usually better to list everything online, with few exceptions,