Antiques Roadshow Wants to Get Into Your Drawers!

Chippendale chest from Antiques Roadshow's Boise, ID, event in 2013.


Charleston, W.Va.March 18, 2014  –  Antiques Roadshow is looking for furniture to appraise at its August 16 event in Charleston. If there’s a family heirloom with a great story, or a unique piece of furniture you’ve never seen on the show before, send a photo and a description to the show’s producers by April 7.

In each city, Antiques Roadshow producers select a few pieces of furniture to appraise and display on the set. If yours is selected, Roadshow will transport it to the event and back at no cost to you!

Here are the guidelines for submitting furniture from the Antiques Roadshow website:

  • People who submit furniture for consideration must live within 50 miles of Charleston.
  • The deadline for submitting furniture online is 11:59 p.m. PT, Monday, April 7, 2014. Mail submissions must be received Monday, April 7, 2014.
  • Submissions will be acknowledged in one of two ways: (1) If you submit your furniture photos online, you will see a confirmation page after completing the submission process and you will also receive an e-mail confirmation of receipt. (2) If you submit your furniture photos by mail, Roadshow will send you an acknowledgement postcard.
  • If your furniture is selected, Antiques Roadshow will call or email you no later than 30 days before the event to arrange for a specialized furniture mover to transport your furniture to and from the event. In order to move and appraise your furniture, the owner must attend the event. If your furniture is selected, you will automatically receive a pair of tickets to the event.
  • If you don’t hear from Antiques Roadshow by telephone or email to arrange pick-up of your piece then your furniture has not been selected. It may still be possible for you to bring it to the event yourself, but you must have an event ticket and you must provide your own transportation for your item. Your item should fit through a standard door, and you must be able to carry or maneuver your item yourself at the event.
  • Antiques Roadshow will not consider pianos, grandfather or other tall case clocks, or non-furniture items as part of the Furniture Roundup.

More details are available at the Antiques Roadshow Furniture Roundup website.

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