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Antiques at the Alexander This Saturday

You walk into a tag sale and buy a bowl for three bucks. The bowl sits in your living room for a few years. You start to become curious about where the bowl is from. That bowl–a 1,000-year old Chinese antique–sells in a Sotheby’s auction for $2.2 million. Sound to good to be true? It happened.

Could this be you? One thing is for sure: you won’t know unless you try.

The Dallas Woman’s Forum is hosting the second annual Antiques at the Alexander this Saturday, April 27 at the historic Alexander Mansion. The event features lectures and appraisal and conservation appointments with the experts. For $25 per item or $60 for three, receive an individual appraisal consultation on the history and value of your piece. New this year–experts can also tell you how much it will cost to fix broken items.

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If you’re interested in the speakers, here’s the scoop. The day kicks off at 11:00 a.m. with a lecture by Gloria Goodwin, historian of the Dallas Woman’s Forum at the Alexander Mansion. Bill Noble of William Noble Rare Jewels will speak about buying and selling estate jewelry at noon. One lecture is $15 or two for $25.

All proceeds benefit the Dallas Woman’s Forum, a non-profit dedicated to the renovation and maintenance of the historic Alexander Mansion on Ross Avenue. Go here for more info and tickets.