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June 30, 2012 - Filed under: Victorian Dining Chairs — Richard

A Shropshire branch of the charity Age UK will benefit from a fundraising event in which people will pay to have their Victorian dining chairs and other antiques valued by experts.

If you own a Victorian mahogany pedestal desk in Lancashire, it will probably need professional care and attention from time to time to keep it looking its best. Age UK believes elderly people need looking after too, something they largely achieve through fundraising opportunities like the antiques valuations event taking place in Shropshire on 4th July; an apt date for a charity which strives to give older people their independence.

Founded from the merger of Help the Aged and Age concern, Age UK aims to improve life for all older people. Their belief is that age needs respect, kindness, and often a little help – words that can equally be applied to Victorian balloon back dining chairs . In Cumbria, as in Shropshire, such antiques are often inherited from elderly relatives, with owners having little idea of their true value. However, on 4th July people living near Shrewsbury will have the opportunity to get their valuables assessed by a team of experts from a leading auction house, and help Age UK’s recently formed North Shropshire Supporters Group at the same time, for a cost of just £1 an item

In Age UK’s Money Management booklet, elderly people are actually advised to include antiques on their list of assets, and that Victorian mahogany partners desk may be worth more than you think. An antique dealer in Preston will be able to assess its value, and offer you a fair price if you decide to sell.

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