Westport Historical Society to bring in appraiser
Published 4:23 pm, Thursday, April 19, 2012
The Westport Historical Society will hold its own version of "Antiques Road Show" 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the society, 25 Avery Place.
Individuals may have the values of up to five items appraised by professional appraiser James Lipton, of Easton. Appraisal fee is two items for $30, $10 for each additional item.
Lipton, an appraiser for 40 years, is the owner of Appraisers Associates.
He once appraised "a pair of small Aesthetic Movement chairs" found in the kitchen of a Connecticut client who wanted $100 for them. They turned out to be the work of New York brothers Gustave and Christian Herter and fetched $204,000 at auction, according to a society news release.
Appointments are required. Call 203-222-1424.