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Antique Appraisal Event a Rousing Success

See below for a large collection of photos from today’s program.

Earlier today, Carolyn Remmey, Principal Appraiser for Remmey Antiques & Fine Art, presented a fun and informative program at Crane’s Mill. The 75 guests in attendance were encouraged to each bring up to two items. Throughout the program, Carolyn inspected and appraised each item while discussing artwork, collectibles and the antiques industry.

Some great tips were shared with the group. For instance, we learned that the old adage that something needs to be 100 years old to be valuable no longer holds true. In fact, items from the middle of the 20th century are proving to be very valuable in today’s market.

Our guests brought an amazing collection of items from their personal collections. Some were collecting dust in basements and attics while others came from prominent spots in the home.

As you’ll see in the gallery below, we saw wonderful artwork, exquisite jewelry and a number of porcelain, silver and glass items. Our favorites included flatware from the 1860s and a collection of unique painted furniture.

If you’re interested in antiques, Carolyn mentioned a great event coming up this Fall at the New Vernon Garden Club. A luncheon dubbed “Hidden Treasures” featuring antiques expert, author and television host Leigh Keno takes place Wednesday, November 6, 2013. For more information, please email Jeanne Manley at jamesmanley2002@yahoo.com.