2017-12-28 / News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

A newcomer to Newport who purchased a colonial home found this “weird pair of scissors” in their fireplace and inquired about its origin. Definitely Colonial: pre- 1800, hand forged iron; a wax candle trimmer and snuffer. Beautifully crafted; unknown hallmark; value around $100. Who knows what lurks in the heart of old Newport homes!

–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 Rico Santi at: drawrm@hotmail.com or 152 Spring St., Newport.

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