The popular Antiques Roadshow is scheduled to visit Edinburgh in July this year, looking for a variety of items from precious family heirlooms to bargains picked up at car boot sales. The event is to be held at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Visitors to the gallery can expect to meet Fiona Bruce, the presenter of the show, along with experts in fine art and antiques. This will be the 36th series of the well-known TV show where free valuations are offered to those who bring along their treasures.
Fiona Bruce has been presenting the show for six years and still finds herself surprised by the stories behind some of the items. In previous years, there has been a bowl purchased for 25p which was valued at £6,000 and a painting of cats which cost the owner 50p at a car boot sale, which was auctioned for £22,000. Simon Shaw, the editor of the series, said:
“Although we can never predict what will come to light, every show brings big surprises, which is what makes working on the show so exciting. So, on behalf of all the experts, we’re asking the people of Edinburgh to dig out your treasures.”
For those who won’t be able to travel to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, a local antiques dealer will be able to provide a selection of items, including Arts & Crafts furniture. Cumbria is home to reputable experts in the world of antiques.
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