Paul Carella to appear Saturday at Antique Appraisal Day in Tuxedo

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:44

TUXEDO — Experts from the New York offices of Bonhams international auctions will be at the Duck Cedar Plaza tomorrow, June 11, for a benefit for the Tuxedo Historical Society. Specialists will appraise items for a donation to the Tuxedo Historical Society for $20 for every three items. Guests may bring as many items as they like. Antique Appraisal Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Duck Cedar Plaza is located on Route 17, 1.5 miles north of Tuxedo Train Station. Food and drink is available at the site. Experts will be on hand to provide auction estimates for jewelry and watches, paintings, decorative arts (including silver, glass, ceramics, etc), furniture, stamps, books, manuscripts and maps. This year’s event will also feature Paul Carella, an expert seen often on PBS’s “Antique’s Roadshow,” to appraise firearms and militaria. He is the director of Bonhams U.S. Arms Department. He was formerly with the Arms and Armor department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and specialist in charge of the arms department at Christies auctions. The larger venue is due to the large numbers of people who attended last year. Historical Society Executive Director Deborah Harmon said the event “is both a wonderful fundraiser for THS, as well as raising funds for guests who find they have a treasure in their house.” All appraisal fees provide direct support to historical society’s mission and projects. Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. For further information, call 351-2926.