If you want to know the value of your antiques or find out how the antiques market is faring, the Ridgefield Library has price guides and a continually updated online resource called P4A Antiques Reference to help you do just that.
P4A Antiques Reference can be
found on our webpage on the Home & Garden section of the Research &
Reference pages. It is a searchable database of past auction prices from 1999 to present for antiques, collectibles, and fine art. Auction
sales history information includes data from coast-to-coast auction
sales on a regular basis of more than thirty major auction houses and on an
opportunity basis for several dozen other reputable auction venues. Every record has full color images. Keyword, origin, classification or date
searching is available. There are
reference notes with biographical and historical information. The site contains
a Resource Center listing other useful web sites, books, newsletters and
appraiser resources plus a list of the recent and forthcoming auctions.
Don’t hesitate to ask at the Adult Service
Desk for a personal introduction to this great resource.
Contributed by Adult Services Librarian Victoria Carlquist