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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori

Uncovering Treasure with Dr. Lori Lori Verderame

As the star appraiser on History’s The Curse of Oak Island, I spend a lot of time identifying buried treasure found on a small, secluded island off Nova Scotia. At my antiques appraisal events, where audience members bring me their art, antiques, and collectibles to evaluate, I uncover the true stories behind objects from many historical time periods. Like Oak Island treasures, sometimes folks’ valuable antiques are buried in plain sight. At some recent seminars, I appraised many interesting objects, including a Limoges porcelain footed serving bowl, an American Impressionist painting by a Rockport artist, a strand of opera-length pearls,

Dr. Lori, left, with the Tiffany lamp’s owner.

The owner of this Tiffany lamp, now worth $11,000, remembers her grandfather reading by it.

a 19th-century silver tea service, a midcentury modern kimono, a Maria Martinez black-on-black pot, a jadeite vase, a Tiffany lamp, a large glass perfume bottle collection, and the list goes on. A couple brought a lovely pair of Sioux Native American beaded dolls to my appraisal show. They were handed down in their family, and the couple was interested to know the dolls’ value and origin. I assessed the type of beadwork; Native American tribes were adept at beadwork, and the patterns of the beadwork typically reveal which tribe made the dolls. The beadwork was colorful and very well executed, which please see TREASURE page 12

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50plus LIFE York County January 2018  

50plus LIFE — formerly 50plus Senior News — is a monthly publication for and about Central Pennsylvania’s baby boomers and seniors, offering...

50plus LIFE York County January 2018  

50plus LIFE — formerly 50plus Senior News — is a monthly publication for and about Central Pennsylvania’s baby boomers and seniors, offering...