Antique Appraisal Clinic

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You know that one weird fork that your dad says has been in the silverware drawer for generations? Or that ashtray that your grandmother insists used to belong to Napoleon? Find out if your family’s been lying to you! On November 4, take it to an Appraisal Clinic – and have it looked at by an actual Antiques Roadshow appraiser.

In conjunction with the Lightner Museum’s Dressing Downton exhibition, Nicholas Dawes will be appearing in Flagler College’s Flagler Room.  Mr Dawes, late of Sotheby’s, is an antiquarian, appraiser, and auctioneer for New York City’s Heritage Auctions.  His specialties include ceramics, glass, silver, and other decorative arts.  At the Appraisal Clinic, he will be giving a lecture explaining his methods, followed by a demonstration.  And that’s where your heirloom comes in.

Tickets are $40 to view the appraisal and lecture.  But for an extra $10, you can bring a small item (leave the grand piano at home) to be appraised.  The Appraisal Clinic is at 11 AM on Saturday, November 4.

And, hey, if you like antiques, do I have an inn for you.  At Carriage Way B&B, we’ve got antiques.  From the sideboard that holds your chilled wine to the dresser in your room, you are certain to encounter historic pieces.  In the Garnet room, for example, you’ll rest your wineglass on an antique marble top bedside table, store your clothes in an antique armoire, and gaze into an antique mirror over your bureau.  It has its modern touches, too – like a walk-in rainhead shower and a cozy electric fireplace.

Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast: historic, comfortable, and probably more honest that your family.