I thought I’d pass on this article about where to spend your bonus – if you happen to be a banker. Although it’s written in the UK and most of the Rare Victorian readers are in the US (and aren’t bankers), I thought most would find it entertaining since it mentions dumping it into Victorian Furniture (in addition to cases of Chateau Margeaux and Chateau d’Yquem):
It could be a great time to snap up undervalued traditional pieces, which have been left behind in the craze for everything modern. Early Victorian furniture has fallen in value 26% in the past 10 years, according to the Antique Collectors’ Club furniture index.
Corfield added: “It’s the best time for 20 years to be buying classic traditional furniture. You can get a Victorian dining table for between £3,000 and £5,000, while a Georgian table will cost £10,000 to £15,000.”
I’ve included an image of an Alexander Roux (attributed) credenza above in case you need spending ideas.