Don’t Overlook the Little Stuff

Long-lost medieval chess piece fetches $929K at auction. Credit: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Sotheby's
Having recently returned from two weeks in the UK and a visit to the National Museum of Scotland where several of the Lewis Chessmen are on exhibit, news of this long lost “warder” was a timely reminder not to overlook the little things lying around in drawers when inventorying a family collection.

Pro TipConsider starting a private Instagram account, which family members can use to share photos of interesting artwork, antiques, and mementos within the group as they help older loved ones sort through and downsize collections and heirlooms in their home.

Click on the links below to read the story behind the rediscovery and recent sale of this chess piece in these articles from the BBC and CNN.

Long-lost Lewis Chessman found in Edinburgh family’s drawer

Long-lost medieval chess piece fetches $929K at auction