News-Antique.com - Mar 22,2009 - What does a collector do when they find their 401K upside down? They look to invest in tangible items such as Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry.
The Finer Things, based in New York & Cincinnati, Ohio, has seen the request for quality antiques, fine art and jewelry increase ten fold in the past few months. Investors are searching for new places to make their monies work for them while the stock market is in turmoil.
"We get emails and calls daily asking what do we have available." says Reyne Haines, co-owner of The Finer Things. "Investors have money to spend, its just a matter of finding the right deal." says Haines.
Whether it’s a great wristwatch, a expensive piece of jewelry, fine art, or a valuable antique, The Finer Things has been connecting buyers and sellers in the upscale secondary market for over 20 years.
Co-owned by renowned 20th Century Decorative Arts specialist Reyne Haines, The Finer Things recently acquired several items for clients including a 1992 Ferrari, a 70 carat diamond necklace, and a Modigliani sculpture.
“Our service helps buyers of investment quality goods find sellers looking to part with their treasures.” said Haines. Co-owner Jennifer Rofé added “The amount of fine goods coming through the door has increased dramatically in the past four months as sellers are looking to raise cash”
Haines, who for the past 20 years has been collecting and selling rare pieces, got her start as a collector in New York. Since then, she has been a long-time dealer of decorative arts and a frequent appraiser on the PBS award-winning series, “Antiques Roadshow” as-well as an author to a variety of antiquing and collecting books including “Watches: Warman’s Companion” and “The Art of Glass.” Rofé who began her career in the fashion world sees even more growth for The Finer Things in the foreseeable future as word of mouth from satisfied customers continues to spread.
About The Finer Things
The Finer Things is a leader in sales and acquisition of luxury goods in North America. With over 20 year’s experience, The Finer Things can aid and expedite the sale of high end goods by locating the strongest buyers on the secondary market.
The team at The Finer Things are recognized experts in the Twentieth and Twenty First Century Luxury Goods industry. They have located, acquired and sold exotic cars, rare timepieces, jewelry, investment level artwork, museum quality furniture and more.
For more information visit http://www.finerthingsnyc.com