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Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts (Alexandria) - NEW DATES

Aug 10

Course Details

Date Monday, August 10, 2020 to Friday, August 14, 2020
Time 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location Potomack Company Auctions & Appraisals
1120 N. Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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$1,400.00 before July 26, 2020
Contact Sami Baron
  1. In-person
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The Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts Course provides information necessary to properly identify and value items within the broad category of antiques and residential contents. Focus is on skill building around analysis of construction and manufacturing; as well as identification of quality, age, and design characteristics of periods and styles. Concepts discussed in class will be reinforced with hands-on exercises. Research, identification, inspection and report writing tips for the appraiser are also discussed.

Course sections include:

  • furniture (English/American focus)
  • ceramics
  • glass
  • silver
  • toys and dolls
  • prints
  • books
  • textiles
  • vintage fashions
  • general household contents 
  • and others

For those seeking accreditation, a post-course appraisal assignment is required. An exam will be administered online when you have returned home from the course. Breakfast and lunch each day is included in the course fee. 

This course is five days, (August 10th-14th): 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with release at 3:00 p.m. on the last day. Breakfast and lunch are included for the duration of the course. 

Pre-course reading and a written assignment are required for this course.


Michael Logan

Michael Logan

Providing appraisals for IRS charitable contribution, Insurance appraisals, equitable distribution of estates, Divorce appraisals, Insurance and damage claims and consultation for disposal of property in the most advantageous manner.

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