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Antiques Roadshow: Madison, Wis. - Hour Two

Airs Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: At "Antiques Roadshow" in Madison, Wisconsin, this guest brings in what she calls an “ugly” piece of silver with enamel and turquoise decoration, only to learn it was made by Tiffany for the Columbian Exposition of 1893. Appraiser Ron Bourgeault deems the piece “spectacular” and assigns it a value of $50,000 to $100,000.

In Madison, Wisconsin, "Antiques Roadshow" investigates the shocking heist of artifacts from the archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Highlights include photos of the owner's family taken by noted American photographer Edward Weston in the late 1930s or early 1940s; a table crafted for the owner's parents circa 1956 by mid-century-modern master furniture maker George Nakashima; and an ornate silver, enamel and turquoise-studded exhibition piece, crafted by Tiffany for the 1893 Columbian Exhibition in Chicago.

"Antiques Roadshow" in San Diego

"Antiques Roadshow" is coming to San Diego and now is the time to apply for tickets and submit pictures of your furniture! You must have a ticket to attend. You can apply for tickets to the San Diego show by visiting pbs.org/roadshow/tickets.

Ticket recipients are selected from all eligible applicants by random drawing. Tickets will not be available at the door. Each ticket holder may bring two objects for appraisal. The deadline for online ticket applications is 11:59pm ET, Monday, April 19, 2010. Postcard ticket applications must be received by Monday, April 19, 2010.

In addition, if you live within 50 miles of San Diego and have a piece of furniture you'd like "Roadshow" to consider, send in your submission! Visit pbs.org/roadshow/furniture for more information.

If your furniture is selected, "Antiques Roadshow" will notify you by telephone to arrange transportation of your furniture to and from the event and you will also automatically receive a pair of tickets to the event.

Good luck! And see you on June 12 at "Antiques Roadshow" in San Diego!

Video

Antiques Roadshow: Behind the Scenes in Madison

Above: Mark L. Walberg discusses his role on "Antiques Roadshow" and talks about the favorite PBS program's 2009 visit to Madison, Wisconsin.

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