Appraising and the Antiques Roadshow

Antique ClockIn follow-up to one of my first posts What is the Difference between Antique, Vintage and Retro?:

Growing up watching the Antiques Roadshow I always admired the strict attention to detail placed on the objects when they were being appraised. The passion, history and hidden value of the items brought on the show – simply excited me.

According to Michael Flanigan, a Baltimore American furniture expert and regular face on AR the word “antique” generally refers to an older object valued because of its aesthetic or historical significance. Read more on his thoughts.

I like to check out the Antiques Roadshow Facebook Page from time to time to keep updated on some of the action and brush up on my antique knowledge. I look forward to the day when I can just look at anything and be able to share the full history behind it.

I thought it would be fun to incorporate the thoughts of one of the seasoned antique professionals today. The more I learn the more I want to one day become an appraiser myself.

I have started to check out different sites on the net that offer appraisal services such as valuemystuff.   It is definitely good to see what services are already out there for the population. Come back soon to hear more on How to Get a Stronger Eye for Antiques and prepare yourself to one day become an appraiser.

Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural.
Ralph Waldo Emerson




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