Lessons Learned from Albert Hadley, May 2012
Focus on What Is Appropriate
Art and antiques dealer Gerald Bland, a friend of Albert Hadley’s, remembers their first meeting. “I met Albert many years ago when my job was to sell 18th-century English furniture for Sotheby’s. He graciously invited me to his apartment, and I was puzzled as there was no sign of 18th-century furniture. He said, ‘Young man, one doesn’t buy furniture because it’s antique or not antique. One buys what is appropriate.’ That lesson has stayed with me and is more relevant now than ever.”
Photo by Patrick Cline, Courtesy of Lonny
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