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What’s the Value of Patina in Mid-Mod Antiques?

Fontana Arte Brass old finish Stilnovo Brass refinished

Back in the 70s, I was dealing in 18th and 19th century American antiques. I was fortunate to live in Columbia County at a time when six or seven couples, all up and coming Americana dealers, were living there, too. Every one of them went on to become prominent dealers. Back then, we were all learning from each other. It was school. Continue reading