The past 15 years has seen a huge decline in interest in antiques in New Zealand. The younger generation do not entertain at home and don’t require large dining tables, elaborate dinnersets or silver which need time to care for. In his experience it is the cheapest antiques have ever been although the top end of the market is holding. While minimalist look has been strong Campbell is optimistic of a revival coming as people get fed up with throwaway furniture.
But, his recommendation is to buy antiques for enjoyment, not investment.