Brian Witherell, a regular appraiser on “Antiques Roadshow,” has uncovered many Sacramento finds during his career. A recent auction was devoted to Gold Rush-era antiques. In the background are two gold-gilded lamp posts (from the collection of the late Eppie Johnson) from San Francisco depicting Gold Rush scenes. They flank a gigantic mechanical music box with 27-inch discs. In the foreground is an antique gold scale. At right is a classic cigar store Indian.
Brian Witherell, a regular appraiser on “Antiques Roadshow,” has uncovered many Sacramento finds during his career. A recent auction was devoted to Gold Rush-era antiques. In the background are two gold-gilded lamp posts (from the collection of the late Eppie Johnson) from San Francisco depicting Gold Rush scenes. They flank a gigantic mechanical music box with 27-inch discs. In the foreground is an antique gold scale. At right is a classic cigar store Indian. Renee C. Byer rbyer@sacbee.com
Brian Witherell, a regular appraiser on “Antiques Roadshow,” has uncovered many Sacramento finds during his career. A recent auction was devoted to Gold Rush-era antiques. In the background are two gold-gilded lamp posts (from the collection of the late Eppie Johnson) from San Francisco depicting Gold Rush scenes. They flank a gigantic mechanical music box with 27-inch discs. In the foreground is an antique gold scale. At right is a classic cigar store Indian. Renee C. Byer rbyer@sacbee.com