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Intro

To help underpin our predictions, a wide spectrum of players was canvassed and in the following pages you’ll see agreement on themes such as the fashion for furniture, trends in the employment of talent and hopes for the future of the antiquities market.

Whatever 2017 has in store, we wish all our readers a prosperous and happy new year.

Noelle McElhatton, editor, Antiques Trade Gazette

Predictions

1 Ivory - the rules will change

2 Price databases- the new battleground

3 Traditional furnishings- tastes to change?

4 Exchange rates- strength in a weak pound

5 Furniture - make a statement and mix it up

6 Chinese art- a healthy outlook

7 Moving up- end of London’s passing trade

8 Stanley Gibbons- sticky time for stamps

9 Specialists- flexing their muscles

10 Art finance- on an upward growth curve

11 Antiquities - reasons to be cheerful

12 Mod Brit art - strength in numbers

13 Fakes- positives from negatives

14 Victorian art- look for the value

15 Old Masters - demise is exaggerated

16 Studio pottery- market progresses

17 Technology- end of the ‘not online’ sale