By Lisa Stukel, Contributing Writer
Northborough – The Rotary Club of Northborough held its, “What's it Worth,” event at the St. Rose of Lima Church April 10. Northborough residents and guests from surrounding towns brought in antique items to be appraised by renown art dealer Stuart G. Slavid, vice president of Skinner Inc. with offices in Northborough and in Boston. Slavid has been in the antiques business for 41 years, and has provided appraisals for “Antiques Roadshow,” for the past 17 years.
Pat Doyle was the chair of the event.
“This is our fifth time hosting this event in ten years,” Doyle said. “We are honored to have Mr. Slavid here tonight providing his expertise.”
Guests brought in a wide range of items including rugs, antique dolls, ceramic figurines, jewelry and paintings.
Slavid guided participants through the history and value of their items.
“Stories unfold with the items that people bring in,” he said, and added, “I travel all over the world, and frequently, people don's know what they have. It is my job to help guests understand the value of their items, and the history behind them.”
Visitors enjoyed a lively discussion, refreshments and a greater understanding of their treasures. The Rotary Club plans to continue this program based on its popularity.