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    New England Highboy, ca. 1780

    Appraised Value:

    $1,000 - $1,500

    Appraised on: August 13, 2011

    Appraised in: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Appraised by: Wendell Garrett

    Category: Furniture

    Episode Info: Pittsburgh, Hour 1 (#1607)

    Originally Aired: February 13, 2012

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    Form: Highboy
    Material: Wood, Maple
    Period / Style: 18th Century
    Value Range: $1,000 - $1,500

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    Appraisal Video: (1:00)

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    Appraised By:

    Wendell Garrett
    Decorative Arts, Furniture

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: This belonged to my mom's parents. All she knows is it's really old.

    APPRAISER: I can tell you it is old. That is, it's the Revolutionary generation, 1760 to around 1790.

    GUEST: That's old.

    APPRAISER: That is old. We think it's from northern New England. The primary wood is Maple, stained to look like Mahogany, a more precious wood, and the interior is New England white pine. But it also has some real problems. We think that it probably is a married piece-- that is, that the top and the bottom were made at a different time. In this case, not a very different time, because it looks like it has the same construction techniques of the same shop, and we do know that the top cresting rail is a Victorian replacement. Because of this marriage problem of the piece, today on the auction market, the piece would be worth about $1,000 to $1,500.

    GUEST: Wow.




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