It’s been almost two days since I put up the poll on antique purchasing and the response distribution has stayed relatively the same since the early votes so I thought I’d share the results thus far. It seems that 50% of us are reducing our antique purchases somewhat (20%) or significantly (30%) at the current moment in time. 20% of respondents are buying at about the same rate as they have in the past and 30% are buying more than they have in the past. Obviously, this is not a scientifically significant survey, but it provides a window into the current buying trends for Rare Victorian visitors.
Thanks to all who commented on that post. I was amazed that some of you seem to have found prior sale records for the actual bedroom set that was pictured. I’m always grateful for the interaction on this blog and the power of the information that we collectively can share. All on a simple blog.
Feel free to vote on your purchasing status if you haven’t already done so as I will be keeping it open for a few weeks.
As a side observation, I hit a few of my antique haunts this past weekend and I could swear that I’m seeing more Victorian furniture in dealers’ inventories. This was consistently the case across multiple multi-dealer locations. Or maybe it’s wishful thinking, but I don’t think so.