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Identifying the Past  

Rex Lyons evaluates and appraises individual items or entire collections and estates. The evaluation of a single item often can be made from photographs and handled entirely online. For a fee of $50.00 we will identify and evaluate any single item.  For multiple items or collections, our rate is $50.00 per hour (two hour minimum).

We do not ever purchase any item we evaluate. If your goal is to sell an item we can help with the location of reputable dealers or auction houses.


About Rex Lyons
For over forty years Rex Lyons has been involved with the antiques business, historical preservation, and the decorative arts. With a background in historical design, he has served as a consultant and advisor to collectors, museums, and house restorations across the country. His articles in Sophisticated Living magazine as well as his years as curator and director of the Kentucky Governorís mansion come to life during his popular speeches on the 18th,19th and early 20th century decorative arts.

Order a Single-Item Appraisal
To order a single-item appraisal by Rex:
- use the Buy Now button to send a $50 fee; then
- e-mail Rex ( with an image of
  the item or
to make other arrangements).

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