The BBC’s Antiques Roadshow caused further shocks last night (Sunday March 28) after an expert valued a statue at £ 30,000.
Two sisters brought up an object that has been in their home for over 120 years.
And soon she was surprised by the rating.
What happened at the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow yesterday?
The seasoned BBC One show on Sunday night visited the Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich.
Two sisters presented the expert John Foster with a tall column with a figure of the French Emperor Napoleon.
“We know he’s been in the family for at least 120 years and has just sat in the corner of the dining room the entire time,” said the sisters.
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The other said, “We know it is one of his battles, but I don’t really know which one.”
They wanted to get a shock …
Two stunned sisters
John said the statue was made from captured cannons.
John used bronze as the main material and said it was based on an original full-size statue that may have been demolished after Napoleon fell from grace.
“I think this is a presentation piece from someone of importance, and that makes it so much more special,” John told the sisters.
In terms of size and scope purely, I don’t think you’d buy this on your grand tour or trip to this area.
“In terms of size and scope, I don’t think you would buy this on your grand tour or your trip to this area.
“That is more important to me than that.
“Since it’s a real statement, it’s difficult to evaluate. But I would easily say it at auction … £ 20,000 to £ 30,000. “
AR is on the move!
The Napoleon statue is the latest in a long line of shock reviews.
It wasn’t until February of this year (2021) that a man was told that his oriental-style table was worth around £ 120,000.
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Expert Marc Allum enthused: “I have to say that this is the most spectacular and most enigmatic piece of furniture that I have seen in a long time.”
The find became one of the most valuable in the show’s long history.
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