By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario – A renowned antiques appraiser said Cornwall has plenty of undiscovered treasures.
Janet Carlile hosted an 'Antique Evaluation Clinic' at the Cornwall Public Library, after a brief hiatus from the local vintage scene.
Carlile held two packed sessions giving participants the chance to have three items appraised.
"It's been a really good day," she said. "We've seen things from big diamond rings, cameos, to wonderful oil paintings, really good needle work and a few pieces of furniture, too."
Cornwall Public Library program coordinator Pierre Dufour said the event coincides with Canada Library Month. Throughout October, bookworms rejoice as libraries across the country showcase their services to the community.
"We we're sold out," said Dufour. "We gave it a little break. It's nice to see people come in big numbers."
Dufour said the appraisals were not necessarily a market value price, but rather a replacement value. The monetary worth of some items ranged from nil to $10,000. Even sentimental values were raised on some submissions, once owners were told its exact origins.
"People are always surprised by the value of their item," he said.
Carlile brought 30 years of experience to the appraisal table. She has done appraising, inventorying and advising on fine art and antiques for private, corporate and institutional clients in North America and Europe.