I am an appraiser for a local auction house, a single that you might have seen on local cable once or twiceâ€¦ As you might imagine, this is a high end, low volume business, which means that we sell things for a lot of money, but we don’t do it undoubtedly often.
As a sideline, I make private appraisals for anyone who wants their antiques to be worked on, and i have enough status in our task that I have even been on Antiques Roadshow a few times, but basically, in this section of the country I have become the most reliable expert on custom wood furniture.
This section 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 guess where to look, my number one section of the task is that with such a vast array of wood furniture that is still in use after generations, I always discover new 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 guess about it. I appreciate finding treasure troves of old handmade wood furniture in houses & estates, & it is not about the money, either. At this point in our career the money is good, so I can focus our energies on expanding our know-how 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.
High end furniture