Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: The Fine Art of Lighting

Rembrandt van Rijn’s paintings are famous for their luminosity. When considering works by the Dutch master in major international museums, you might agree with most people who think a Rembrandt painting looks pretty good in any light! I agree with that statement.

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Online Selling in the Age of COVID-19

When you think of eBay, Etsy, Ruby Lane, Facebook Marketplace, Chairish, and other sites for online selling, you probably think about electronics, toys, kitchen items, jewelry, paintings, magazines, clothes, doorknobs, bikes, celebrity autographs, and just about everything — old or new — else!

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Vintage Valentines from the 1940s

The winter holiday of Valentine’s Day, which falls on Feb. 14, honors a goddess and a saint: The goddess is Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage, and the Christian martyr and saint is St. Valentine.

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Tips for Profitable Thrift-Store Shopping

I was video chatting with a client who was showing me his finds from a thrift-store shopping spree. He asked me a question that many people ask at my events or during my video-chat sessions about shopping for antiques at thrift stores, estate sales, yard sales, etc.

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Dumpster or No Dumpster? Holiday Edition

When cleaning out Grandma’s attic, are you making decisions based on memories, just guessing an object’s value as you go? When it comes to your valuable objects, would you recognize the treasures from the trash?

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Tips for Treasure Hunting at the Thrift Store

Many people are sticking to their budgets or supplementing their income by shopping at and selling wares from thrift stores like Goodwill, Care and Share Thrift Shoppes, the Salvation Army, and others.

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Preservation Tips for Paintings and Prints

People love their collections. No matter the type of object — cookie jars, military memorabilia, fine art posters — collectors want to add to an existing collection, display their assembled objects, and learn more about their cherished treasures.

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: How to Sell Political Playthings Online

The vintage toy market is nearly as emotionally charged as the political landscape.

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Got Your Appraisal? Get Ready to Sell

I am the first step in a long journey from finding an heirloom you no longer need to putting money in your pocket when you have sold it online.

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