Linda Pages Thieves Market
“A live auction is entertaining, it’s an experience,” Page said. “But it’s not something people are choosing to do with their time.”
She said her late father would be shocked by the low prices that vintage furniture commands these days. A round oak dining table with several leaves, priced at $165, would have sold for closer to $500 years ago, Page estimated.
“I think what happened with antique furniture is, we’re no longer part of the shopping experience,” she said. “There’s just this glut of china, crystal and entertaining pieces.”
Page said she advises people who are trying to figure out what to do with silverware and china to just starting using them to eat their meals.
As for the Thieves Market, Page is still considering her options, with an October closing on the horizon. Page said she’s working on a podcast involving Southern storytelling, and with or without a storefront, she’s hooked on finding hidden treasures and selling them.
October 1st, 2018
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