should I have some antiques appraised?
Hi, When I had to break up my grandmother's home, I wasn't able to part with many of her treasures when I was offered so little for them, so I stored them in my basement/garage till I moved 6 years ago. Having my heart set on using her things with the help of a decorator incorperated her things with new furniture for a traditional living room and diningroom. In the process of getting her things into working order I found out my brass table clock was a Jappe, made in the late 1800's. I have water color paitings from the early 1900's by a French artists, with the original frames, and glass, which because of their odd sizes was told the frames by hemself was worth thousands. I never had anything appraised, but am now thinking I should. I have so many little things, including clay statues, and vases that I have always treasured, but now wonder if they are true treasures. Does anyone here know how I can go about finding an appraiser, I live on Long Island.