Antique Dealer

Interview with Stewart Hofgartner, Hungerford Antique Dealer - Penny Post

The antique dealer combines culture and commerce. To buy and sell paintings, furniture or knick-knacks, he must understand its origin and value. He needs a great certainty of judgment because copies and forgeries have always existed. More than a seller of antiques, the antiquarian is a true connoisseur of art history. To find the most beautiful pieces, he prospected in auction rooms, exhibitions, second-hand shops … and even in private homes.