Antiques Appraisal Afternoon

Sunday, September 20, 2015


On Sunday, September 20th from 1-4 p.m., a bevy of Connecticutís antiques experts will be on hand at Windsor Historical Society to look at your family treasures and tell you more about them:  their age, condition and value, and how best to care for them.    Perhaps your family has carefully preserved a great-grandmotherís wedding dress.  Or maybe thereís an upholstered gilt chair that, according to family tradition, was smuggled out of France during the French Revolution.  Or perhaps you purchased an oil-painted landscape from an antiques dealer years ago for a song and canít quite make out the artistís signature.  You want to find out whatís involved in cleaning and conservation of the painting and whether its value warrants the cost of conservation.  

Ed Nadeau Jr., Ed Nadeau III, and Heather Nadeau of Windsorís Nadeauís Auction Gallery Inc. will be on hand to provide expertise on fine and decorative arts, furniture, jewelry, costume, and Orientalia.  Regional expert Richard Murphy will provide insights on old books and manuscripts.  So if youíve ever been curious about family heirlooms such as furniture, glass, ceramics, metal goods, toys, clothing and textiles, and jewelry, here is your chance to find out more.  Your cost is $5 per item and you are limited to 5 items to be appraised.  Depending on foot traffic, you may have to wait a little, but the Societyís 400 Years of Windsor Stories exhibition will be open for viewing and it is often enjoyable as well as educational to listen to what experts say about artifacts others bring in.    Parking is available around Palisado Green and in the Windsor Discovery Center and First Church parking lots.


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