David Schorsch discusses his early age of collecting and learning. While most kids were reading comic books, this childhood antique prodigy coveted new issues of The Magazine Antiques. David gets into details on what makes something a special piece, whether formal, folk or country. He also talks about some of the finer pieces he has handled over the years. David, along with financial partner Eileen Smiles have beautiful selection available at their Woodbury Connecticut shop and are one of the select dealers at the New York Winter Antiques Show. Check out their website: americanantiqueart.com
Back around 1983, I was working with my father at his auction gallery in Eliot, Maine. It was a small, regional auction house called Seaboard Auction Gallery. We had auctions every few weeks on Thursday evenings. There was always a huge crowd of buyers and it was a nice social event. We were one of the few auction galleries operating in the area at that time, and our consignments came from local estates and homes. The phone always rang and we had our hands full. Now, the seacoast area is inundated with auctioneers and the pie is sliced rather thin these days.