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Collecting American Antiques

November 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wilton House Museum, in partnership with The Antiquarian Society and The Decorative Arts Trust, is pleased to present an evening with Brock Jobe.

Last January, a miniature chest sold in New York for more than $650,000 and a rare Rhode Island bureau brought almost $1 million. Such events create headlines. Yet the vast majority of antique furniture has dropped in value over the past decade.
What happened?
And why did it happen?
Join Brock Jobe, professor emeritus at the Winterthur Museum, for a fascinating look at the antiques trade from the 1950s to the present. Discover how the change in prices follows larger cultural shifts that have redefined this country. Along the way, learn what drives today’s marketplace, where the trade is headed, and why now is a good time to buy.


November 14, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm