The Alexandria Association is the city’s oldest organization devoted to the preservation of Alexandria’s historic buildings, landscapes, records, and antiquities; and to education in the decorative, fine, and building arts.
Meetings are held at 8 pm
The Lyceum, 201 South Washington St.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Monday, February 20, 2017
201 South Washington Street
at 8 P.M.
In January 2016, a rare American antique chest sold in New York for $1 million and a major collection of Americana brought more than $10 million. Such events create headlines. Yet the vast majority of antique furniture has dropped in value over the past decade. What happened? And why did it happen?
Join Brock Jobe, professor emeritus at the Winterthur Museum, for a fascinating look at the antiques trade from the 1950s to the present. Discover how the change in prices follows larger cultural shifts that have redefined this country. Along the way, learn what drives today’s marketplace, where the trade is headed, and why now is a good time to buy.
Brock Jobe has taught graduate courses in historic interiors, decorative arts, and twentieth-century design in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. He is the co-author of New England Furniture: The Colonial Era (1984); editor of Portsmouth Furniture: Masterworks from the New Hampshire Seacoast (1993); and co-author of Harbor & Home: Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710-1850 (2009). Between 2010 and 2014, Brock co-directed the collaborative project, Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture, which united eleven institutions in a celebration of Bay State furniture-making. In his most recent effort, he co-edited Boston Furniture 1700-1900, a compilation of nineteen papers presented at the 2013 Winterthur Furniture Forum. He is a recipient of the President’s Award from Old Sturbridge Village, Award of Merit from the Antiques Dealers’ Association of America, and Wunsch Award for Excellence in the American Arts. He retired from his professorship in May 2015, but retains an office at Winterthur and continues to study, write, and lecture about American furniture.
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"The Time to Buy: Collecting American Antiques in 2017 and Beyond"
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