The most expensive antique ornament ever seen on the BBC TV show Antiques Roadshow was valued at around £1m by antique expert Geoffrey Munn. This was a Faberge ornament shaped like a stem of flowers.
The owner of this Faberge object, Dan Bansal, was stunned by the high valuation.
The ornament was discovered in June 2017 during the filming the program at the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley, West Midlands. The producer of the BBC show said that the ornament was likely to be among the show’s most expensive valuations. The ornament will feature in an episode of the Antiques Roadshow that airs in Autumn 2017.
An antique ornament worth £1m is far from being the most expensive antique you could have purchased. The highest value antique ever sold is a Ping Quin Dynasty Vase, which went for $80.2m at a British auction. Bill Gates, the computer company billionaire, bought a Leonardo Da Vinci codex for $30.8m. At $28.8m the Badminton Cabinet was bought in 2007 and is now in the Liechtenstein Museum.
Fortunately, there is no need to be a millionaire to buy good quality antiques. Antique furniture can be bought for about the same prices as good quality modern craftsman built furniture. For quality antique furniture such as antique dining tables or antique settees, there are a number of Lancashire expert antique dealers who can help you find pieces to suit your budget.
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