Over the last 20 years, we’ve appraised a lot of antique samplers on Antiques Roadshow. The best ones are in great condition with highly decorative needlework depicting houses, people, animals, flowers, and more. Earlier dates, especially before 1820, usually increase the price a bit as well. The best samplers were usually done under the tutelage of an accomplished teacher. Because of this, certain styles or “schools” of samplers exist for differing geographic regions. Click to learn more!Read More
Are you curious about what makes something folk art? Ken answers this question in our newest blog!Read More
Op Art! Where Optical Illusion Meets Art
Visually engaging, trippy, and full of movement, Op Art is a unique style of art developed in the 1960’s. By using patterns and contrasting colors Op Art artists created two-dimensional works of art that play tricks on the eye.Read More
Downsizing can be a daunting task, but we are here to help! Ken can give you the confidence you need to take the next step and begin Downsizing. From furniture to art, jewelry to collectibles Ken is prepared to assist you. Click to find a few things to consider before you begin the downsizing process.Read More
Whether you are downsizing, insuring a possession, or coordinating an event we offer a wide variety of services that meet many different needs. Click to learn more about what we can do for you.Read More
Learn about this exciting 1992 ES-355 guitar signed by the King of Blues himself - BB King.Read More
Welcome - whether you are just a visitor or someone seeking appraisal and advisement assistance we thank you for visiting the site. Ken has spent over 40 years in the company of objects, antiques, and artwork. But, his latest adventure is the launch of his new business: Ken Farmer Art + Antiques Advisor + Appraiser. This multifaceted business offers many services including appraisals, antiques advisement, connections to the high-end market, and an objective voice that can help you choose your next move.