Portabello Road is the most famous street in London for antiquing and it rightly deserves its reputation. When I started going on buying trips to London a few years ago I expected that, because of its fame, prices would be outrageous and geared to the tourist trade but I was wrong.
In late 2013 there were two terrific jewelry exhibits on the work of Tony Duquette and Van Cleef and Arpels in Southern California. I wrote a post for the Ruby Lane blog about these exhibits which I link to here:
Buying at auction is a great way to furnish your home economically or acquire wonderful antiques for yourself or for resale. However, there are a lot of misconceptions that people have about buying at auction and I’ve written a Snapguide, a visual DIY guidebook, on how to shop at live auctions. Here’s the link to it: