News-Antique.com - Jan 02,2017 - Florida - The latest results from the Asheford Institute Of Antiques 2016 survey of trends and movements within the antiques and collectibles field are now in...
After conducting similar surveys over the past five years, the internationally recognized home-study school has released its latest trending data on the antiques marketplace for 2016. The survey, which concentrates on compiling and grouping information related to customers buying antiques over a twelve month period, was brought back this year after a strong response on the school’s website from readers requesting updates from previous surveys, said Charles Green, current Director of the Institute.
Green went on to say that it was interesting to be able to compare and contrast the results from this poll with those from previous years. "We've made our questionnaire sharper, and more specific, as well as bringing the participant base up a couple-hundred to just over 1,200 respondents, but the questions are still essentially the same," said Green.
Carlee Jackson, the school's public relations director agreed with Mr. Green's assessment, and stated that the main goal of this year's survey was to once again measure the interest in current trends of antiques and collectibles, based on actual sales results and requests for specific items.
She noted that while the survey was informal in nature, and not predicated on scientific formulas, the results were still quite compelling when viewed in their entirety. “What we’re seeing is a strong change in direction when it comes to certain areas of the decorative arts...” said Jackson, “It's not just mid-century modern that's moving, but a number of other areas that are also making up ground." Jackson went on to note that interest in 1960's and 70's collectibles had also risen sharply as well. "There's no doubt in my mind that these are the new 'younger' collectors of today that we're seeing," said Carlee, "They're the one's who are starting to drive the industry."
For those that would like to view the full results from the school's survey of trends for 2016, you can find them on their Student News Page at:
For readers seeking more information about the schools antiques and appraisal course, you can contact them at: (877) 444-4508. Or write to them at; the Asheford Institute of Antiques 981 Harbor Blvd., Suite 3, Dept. 275GG1 Destin, FL 32541-2525 (Canadian Office: 131 Bloor Street West, Suite 200, Dept. 124GG1 Toronto, ON M5S 1R8). Or visit their web site at: www.asheford.com