2014-12-31 / Around Town

For What It’s Worth

A local recently brought in a family heirloom: a period 19th century spinning wheel. There was a time, about 30 years ago, when you could easily find one of these in most every antiques shop in America. Have times changed! The value has not kept up with inflation however; simple examples in good working condition generally sell for under $300. — Federico Santi, partner, Drawing Room Antiques, 401-841-5060.

Do you have a treasured item and want to know “what it’s worth?” Send an image, as hi-res as possible, directly to Santi at: drawrm@hotmail.com or 152 Spring St., Newport.

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