Well here is the update . Got to the show bright and early Saturday morning at 6:45am. The girl in charge ask me my name, found it in her papers, then told me my piece had not been selected to be telvised . So Beverly you DON'T know a movie star after all, hehehehe , just a has been !
The girl told me to have a seat and wait and they would come get me for the meeting with the appraiser. Waited about 10 minutes and they came for me. My appraiser was a GOOD LOOKING fellow, he reminded me of John John Kennedy ! So he started telling me about my couch,he called it a settee.He said it is classified as Art Nuvo , maybe Arts and crafts. He said it was right on the line of both of them because of the time it was made. It was made between 1890 - 1900.It is approximately 100 -110 years old . Has the original upholstery.He said it was in very good condition and that a museum would be thrilled to get an item of its quality. He valued it at $6,000.00, he said if I put it in a shop for sale I probably could get more.But at auction maybe$6,000.00.
He said at the auctions the trend now was going for anything with the modern look .I personally do not like the modern look , but to each his own . The pieces that got televised were older than mine, a desk that I heard someone say appraised at $100.000.00 .Then someone else told the movers $30,000.00, so I really don't know, I couldn't hear the appraiser when she was talking to the owner. Just will have to wait for the television show and see.The show schedule will be released this fall, but probably will not be shown til 2009 sometime.
I also took an old painting that was valued at $600.00. The painting can be seen if you want to see it in my archives. So the couch my mom paid $12.50 for and the painting she paid $5.00 for , was a good investment.She stole them in other words.
I had fun doing this. I have taken all my letters from the road show and my emails and have put them in a baggie. I will then attach it to the back of the couch so its history can stay with it. My grandson I think was glad it wasn't worth anymore than the appraisal, because he wants it. I had told him if it appraised for alot of money I was going to sell it.So now he will get it when something happens to me.My oldest grand daughters don't give a hoot about it.That is not surprising because most women don't like the couch when they see it, but all the men love it.I guess it is because it is burly looking.I have a cousin that jokingly calls it King George's chair.
I don't have any pics to show you of the show because they wouldn't allow pictures to be taken. Someone said there are pics on the internet, but I don't know if they are of this show. I will go look and if they are I will post them on here.
Thanks for letting me bend your ear.