My passion is for handmade furniture

I am an appraiser for a local auction house, a single that you might have seen on local cable once or twice… As you might imagine, this is a high end, low volume business, which means that both of us sell things for a lot of money, however both of us don’t do it unquestionably often.

As a sideline, I make private appraisals for anyone who wants their antiques to be checked, but i have enough status in my task that I have even been on Antiques Roadshow a few times, and basically, in this area of the country I have become the most reliable expert on custom wood furniture.

This area has a lot of artisans in it, & has for generations, which means there is a plethora of amazing handmade furniture to be found if you suppose where to look, my number one area of the task is that with such a vast array of wood furniture that is still in use after generations, I always discover modern artisans. If a family made its own wood furniture to use, & not to sell on the open market, then no a single outside that family would suppose about it. I appreciate finding treasure troves of old handmade wood furniture in houses & estates, & it isn’tabout the money, either. At this point in my career the money is good, so I can focus my energies on expanding my knowledge about handmade furniture in this area. It seems there is no end to the numbers of talented wood furniture artisans who have lived here over the last 200 years.


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