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25 of the Most Important Chair Designs of All Time

25 of the Most Important Chair Designs of All Time

Some innovations are heralded as turning points for civilization. The wheel propelled us great distances, the combustion engine transformed lives, and the television transported us to imagined lands. The chair doesn’t tend to receive quite the same status, despite literally lifting humans off the ground. But what started as something purely utilitarian has morphed into…

What is Blue-Chip Art and How to Start Investing in it

What is Blue-Chip Art and How to Start Investing in it

“Blue chip” is a term used to describe established companies whose value is a certainty. In the same vein, blue-chip art refers to the works of the most important and recognizable artists, whose pieces consistently sell in volume and at high prices. Blue-chip art is not acquired on a speculative basis – the art market is…

How to Get an Appraisal

How to Get an Appraisal

It’s important to keep track of the value of the items in your collection. Use our flow chart if you're wondering how to get an appraisal.

How Much are Your Vinyl Records Worth?

How Much are Your Vinyl Records Worth?

Sitting on potentially valuable records or starting to dip your toe into the market as you build your own vinyl record collection? Despite the advent of streaming music, there’s solid proof that vinyl records aren’t ready for their last spin at all.

Reed & Barton Silver: A Guide

Reed & Barton Silver: A Guide

From contributing metal goods during the war effort, to athlete medals for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Reed & Barton silver remains one of the most popular brands on the second-hand market. Learn about the company that provides flatware for White House dinners.