What’s It Worth Fact:
The antique market is flooded with imposter Tiffany lamps. One of the determining factors in discerning an authentic Tiffany lamp is the base. All Tiffany lamps were made with bronze bases.
Antique appraisal is one of the largest categories of objects. An antique is any collectible (usually more than 100 years old) that has historical or monetary value. Age, rarity, and condition greatly affect the value of antiques. The category consists of thousands of objects, such as furniture, dolls, porcelain, silver, Tiffany lamps, and even walking sticks! With the advent of the Antiques Roadshow, we gained a new appreciation not only for the world of antiques but also for the specialists who are able to bring an antique soap box to life! Our antique appraisers are a rare breed of historians, dealers, connoisseurs, and collectors who can no doubt identify and determine the value of your curious objects.
Tips on submitting antique appraisals:
- Since this is such a broad category, the main tip here is to not discount anything. Even old house skeleton keys can be antique!
- In many cases, the condition is the most important determining factor in valuing antiques. Be sure to include details and relevant images on any damage or known conservation on the objects.
Meet our antique appraisers:
Click here to meet our antiques specialists, Robin and Lisa!