Last year, near the end of the very busy, fun and successful Larchmont Historical Society’s Antiques Appraisal Day, an excited hush fell over the group of professional appraisers gathered at Clarke Auction. A couple came in with what appeared to be two, long lost landscape paintings by Jasper Cropsey, a renowned 19th Century artist of the Hudson River School. As Ron Clarke carefully studied the paintings, that had for decades hung unrecognized in a basement rec room, the thrill of the “Antiques Roadshow” moment took over. The excitement was warranted: two months later, Clarke Auction held the sale where the paintings sold for $840,000!
Do you have undiscovered treasure in your home? Please find out by joining the LHS and Clarke once again this year, on Saturday, March 31, from 12-4pm, as certified dealers and appraisers will be on hand in the fields of Asian Art and Antiquities, European and International Fine Art, Jewelry, Silver, Traditional American Antiques, Paintings, Sculpture and the Decorative Arts. The LHS is thrilled to once again offer guests the chance to assess the history and value of their antiques.
A fee of $20 will be charged for the first appraised item, $10 will be charged for each additional item, with a maximum of three objects being appraised per person.
Light refreshments will be served.