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    Rhode Island Queen Anne Tea Table, ca. 1730

    Appraised Value:

    $7,000 - $9,000 (2012)

    Appraised on: June 9, 2012

    Appraised in: Boston, Massachusetts

    Appraised by: Wendell Garrett

    Category: Furniture

    Episode Info: Boston (#1706)

    Originally Aired: February 11, 2013

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    Form: Tea Table
    Material: Wood, Maple
    Period / Style: 18th Century, Queen Anne
    Value Range: $7,000 - $9,000 (2012)

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    Appraised By:

    Wendell Garrett
    Decorative Arts, Furniture

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: It was collected by my Aunt Dolly. Dolly was a colorful woman, well before her time.

    APPRAISER: It's a Rhode Island, early Queen Anne tea table, 1720 to 1740. This is a truly New England piece of furniture. It is curly maple. We were talking about some of the marks on the top. Instead of it being a tea table, somebody used it as a work table where there has been hot pots. And this very interesting silhouette on the top here, which is a pair of scissors that were left there in the sun, and they got so hot they burned into the top. What do you suspect it's worth?

    GUEST: Well, I was hoping you'd tell us that. I have no idea.

    APPRAISER: Well, I've talked to my colleagues. We think that it's about $7,000 to $9,000.

    GUEST: Wow.

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