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The Wall Street Journal is a U.S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City, international editions also available in Chinese and Japanese. The Journal, along with its Asian and European editions, is published six days a week by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp. The newspaper is published in the broadsheet format and online. The Journal has been printed continuously since its inception on July 8, 1889, by Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser.

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  • Auction Guide
    How to Get Started with Online Furniture Auctions: A Bargain Hunter’s Guide

    Between eBay and Christie’s lie online auctions chockablock with bargains for your home, like an iconic Eames chair for $250. Here’s how to master that intimidating but deal-packed marketplace. SOME PEOPLE listen to white noise to decompress, but during this odd year of isolation I’ve found unexpected pleasure in the chants and calls of an online auctioneer. Turns out that “sold!” packs a heck of a dopamine punch. Mind you, I’m no high roller. During the past few months, from the comfort of my couch, I’ve bid on a crate of antique Delft tiles, an entire batterie de cuisine’s worth of vintage copper cookware, a wall-size 19th-century wooden shopkeeper’s cabinet and more. Not one piece sold for more than $600—and most I nabbed for well under $100. Shopping at auction may scare the uninitiated, but let’s clear something up: If you’re terrified you’ll “accidentally” buy an ashtray for $10,000, know that is essentially impossible. On most online auction platforms, shoppers must go through at least two steps before they’re even eligible to bid—setting up a user account with the host site and then registering for the sale with the individual auction house. Antique Needlepoint Carpet, opening bid $200, final bid, $200, Kaminski Auctions via LiveAuctioneersILLUSTRATION: MATTHEW COOK (RUG), LUCY HAN (PADDLE) Doubters might also imagine that anything attached to an auction house is all about marquee sales of Tiffany glassworks or Lady Di’s dresses. Not so. “They’re definitely intimidating at first, but to me auctions are this magical middle ground between high-end antique dealers and mainstream stores like Restoration Hardware and West Elm,” said Molly Blankenship, a Manhattan-based design consultant who documents her auction discoveries under the Instagram handle @notallbeige. Thanks to aggregators like LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable and Bidsquare, which partner with auction houses around the world, you can access hundreds of sales any hour of the day. In reaction to the changing marketplace, as well as Covid-19 concerns, many small companies are also moving their business online. For instance, Clearing House Estate Sales, an estate liquidation service in Bridgeport, Conn., now holds more than 200 web-only auctions a month in New England and the Tri-State…

  • Press Release
    2018, Press Feature, Decorating the Gentleman Cave, Wall Street Journal

    Wall Street Journal“The Gentleman Cave: How to Create a Tastefully Macho Room”By Tim GavanJune 1, 2018 The weekend Real Estate/Design section of the Wall Street Journal featured Australian interior designer Greg Natale’s take on designing a gentleman’s “man cave.” Inspired by a 1970s collaboration between Spanish designer Paco Muñoz (1925-2009) and English designer David Hicks, Natale offers his suggestions on where to shop for similar items.