Area residents took advantage of an opportunity Saturday to have their heirlooms and other treasured jewelry items appraised by an expert from the popular PBS program "Antiques Roadshow."
Bobby Bradley, a retired truck driver from Hustonville, brought two watches he'd collected from abandoned storage units in to Main Street Furniture in Danville and laid them out before "Roadshow" specialist Virginia Salem. She studied one of the timepieces through her magnifying loupe.
Is it a Rolex, Bradley wanted to know.
"Rolex did not do quartz," Salem said. "Sometimes they've sold these in Chinatown."
Salem was at the furniture store to help introduce a new line of furniture inspired by "Antiques Roadshow." Pulaski Furniture representative Randy Giacometti said the furniture was designed to mimic antiques seen on the program.
The appraisals were part of the promotion and free for anyone who walked in.
Salem has been working with jewelry for over 15 years. She buys and sells estate jewelry and appears at antique shows.