There’s been a lot of talk about Christie’s closing of its South Kensington sale room. One theme, promoted by Christie’s, is that the market for the kinds of objects sold at South Kensington has moved online.
That’s not really true. As usual, Colin Gleadell has some important clues about what’s really going on here. First, it pays to know what South Kensington sold, the kind of furniture, pottery and other works of art that once filled “antiques” stores. Indeed, the Antiques Roadshow grew out of Christie’s South Kensington, as Gleadell explains:Continue Reading