Fine Art & Collectibles Appraisal Event Coming to Laurelwood Arboretum

Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will host a Fine Art & Collectibles Appraisal Event on Sunday, April 30th from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Drive West in Wayne, New Jersey.  Jon Telz, owner of RZM Fine Arts & Antiques in Pearl River, New York, will provide interesting and entertaining anecdotes while he’s appraising antiques, art and other collectibles brought in by the public.

Pre-registration is recommended, as capacity is limited. To register, please go to   Tickets are $10 per person and include one item.  Additional items will be appraised at $5 each.

In addition to the appraisals, there will be a raffle of an original acrylic painting by artist Barbara Yeomans, a Florida-based painter and printmaker whose work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and art venues around the world.

Felz is an experienced appraiser who learned about antiques from his mother, a dealer at Tice’s Farm in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, for four decades.  In 1982, he joined the New York City Police Department.  As a detective, he was assigned for a time to the Antique Art Fraud Squad.  He started his appraisal business on a part-time basis, working with his mother.  Telz incorporated RZM in 1995. He retired from the police force in 2000 and now dedicates his time to the appraisals business.

Telz will appraise all types of art, antiques and collectibles including: watercolors, etchings, lithographs, sculpture, gold and silver coins, historical documents & autographs, fine jewelry, silver, flatware, bowls, trays, tea sets, World War II memorabilia, swords, uniforms, watches, clocks, musical instruments, scientific instruments, books, textiles, designer handbags and furniture.

The appraisal event at Laurelwood is a fundraiser sponsored by A Sculpture Trail, a project that showcases 15 outdoor sculptures by renowned artists.  Proceeds will be donated to Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum to be applied to a capital improvement project.

A Sculpture Trail is curated by Scott A. Broadfoot of the Broadfoot & Broadfoot gallery in Boonton, New Jersey.  All of the sculptures on display are available for sale, and a percentage of the proceeds is donated to Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum.

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