Course Description

Unlocking the Art of Antiques: From Collector to Connoisseur

Welcome to "Unlocking the Art of Antiques: From Collector to Connoisseur." Delve into the captivating world of antiques and collectibles, and embark on a journey that promises not just knowledge, but also the joy of discovery and the thrill of profitable trades.

Every antique tells a story, encapsulating moments of history and culture within its form. Whether it's the romantic allure of a bygone era or the tangible touch of craftsmanship, the world of antiques and collectibles has a unique charm that ensnares enthusiasts from all walks of life. For many, it begins as a childhood fascination, perhaps with a family heirloom or a treasured trinket. Over time, this spark grows, turning a casual hobbyist into a discerning collector.

However, the universe of antiques is not just about passionate collecting; it's also about strategic selling. There may come a point when you wish to curate your collection, part with duplicates, or reinvest in new treasures. That's where the nuances of trade come into play. A successful foray into this market doesn't just require a keen eye for quality but also a strategic mindset, understanding market trends, and recognizing potential treasures.

Our course is designed to arm you with precisely these skills. Beyond appreciating the beauty and history of antiques, you'll learn the art of valuation, acquisition, and profitable selling. By understanding market demands, recognizing undervalued pieces, and avoiding common pitfalls, you can navigate the antiques landscape like a seasoned professional. Knowledge will be your compass, guiding you to make informed decisions that maximize both pleasure and profit.

"Unlocking the Art of Antiques" is more than just a course; it's an initiation into a community of connoisseurs. Here, you'll be equipped with strategies and insights that transform your approach from casual collecting to sophisticated trading.

Step into a world where history meets commerce, where passion aligns with strategy, and where every piece has a tale waiting to be told. Let's embark on this fascinating journey together and redefine your relationship with antiques and collectibles. Welcome to the connoisseur's club!

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe starting an antique collection.
  • Summarize the history of antiquing.
  • Describe what types of antiques to buy.
  • Determine collectibles versus just plain old stuff.
  • Describe searching for profitable antiques.
  • Summarize methods for detecting fakes.
  • Summarize setting the value.
  • Determine buying from antique dealers.
  • Describe antique glassware, furniture, and other items.
  • Describe care and preservation of antiques.
  • Describe protecting your investment.
  • Summarize research methods to learn more about your collections.
  • Summarize where to sell antiques.
  • Describe how to sell antiques.
  • Summarize the process and expectations for selling to dealers.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 1 points
Lesson 1 Exam 10 points
Lesson 2 Exam 10 points
Lesson 3 Exam 9 points
Lesson 4 Exam 9 points
Lesson 5 Exam 9 points
Lesson 6 Exam 10 points
Lesson 7 Exam 10 points
Lesson 8 Exam 10 points
Lesson 9 Exam 9 points
Lesson 10 Exam 10 points
Lesson 11 Exam 10 points
Lesson 12 Exam 10 points
Lesson 13 Exam 9 points
Lesson 14 Exam 10 points
Lesson 15 Exam 8 points
The Final Exam 66 points
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