An Antiques Roadshow guest was stunned when she discovered the stunning value of a stained glass window she rescued from a dumpster.
Antiques expert Ronnie Archer Morgan was overwhelmed by the colourful, “magnificent” and “remarkable” piece.
This week’s Sunday evening episode of the BBC Antiques Roadshow was hosted by Fiona Bruce at Swanage Pier in Dorset.
It attracted thousands of interested parties wanting to know more information and the value of their prized possessions.
During the episode, a woman brought in a colorful item she had rescued from a dumpster, only to discover it was worth almost £2,000.
The guest brought a unique stained glass window with a beautiful illustration of clouds and trees on a bright yellow background.
Expert Ronnie revealed to the guest that the stunning stained glass window was made from tiny beads in Czechoslovakia around 1900.
He explained: “The more I talk about it, the higher the value rises in my mind. It’s so remarkable.”
She then explained to Ronnie that after discovering it, she managed to “fit it” into her old house, but after moving, she realized she no longer had room for the beloved item.
She added: “In our previous house, we actually managed to incorporate it into the house when we made some changes.”
“And then when we moved to Swanwick I said I wasn’t leaving that behind.”
“So we took it out and put it in a plain window where it had been.”
The host then revealed the colorful window’s value, saying: “It’s worth between £1,200 and £1,700.”
“I think someone would give that for it. I think it’s remarkable.”
The astonished guest replied: “I never thought it was particularly valuable. I just thought it was beautiful.”
In a separate episode, another guest took her mother’s glamorous ring to jewelry specialist Joanna Hardy, who broke the completely astonishing news that it was worth £20,000.
Antiques Roadshow is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.