We met Anne Kearney, an appraiser, who told us most of the furniture was from the 1920s, except for a couple of pieces that were 1880s. The kicker, though, was that the hall chandelier – which we’d always been told was Stiegel glass – was really Victorian art glass. Funny how your perspective changes when you find out something is “only” 120 years old! (18th century Stiegel glass was made by Baron Stiegel, a local ironmaster, and is highly collectible.)