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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Madison, Wisconsin - Hour Three

Airs Monday, November 24, 2014 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Madison, Wisconsin, this guest brings in a very large oil painting he bought for $25at a church rummage sale in 1984. Appraiser Alan Fausel reveals that the piece is by famous California painter Thomas Hill, known for his views of Yosemite Valley, and would likely bring an auction value of $60,000 to $80,000.

Specialists from the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers from across the nation travel throughout the United States offering free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW cameras watch as owners recount tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-neglected items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds. Mark L. Walberg hosts.

Behind the Scenes in Madison

View photos from ANTIQUE ROADSHOW'S visit to Madison, Wisconsin.

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"Madison, Wisconsin" (Hour Three) - In Madison, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW visits a one-of-a-kind Wisconsin wonder with appraiser Noel Barrett: The House on the Rock, built on and around a chimney rock and filled to the rafters by its eccentric owner with antiques and collectibles. Highlights include an intricately carved turn-of-the-century Japanese bamboo sculpture; the happy marriage of Edwardian natural pearl earrings elongated with Art Deco pendants; and a massive oil painting by noted 19th-century California painter Thomas Hill, purchased at a church rummage sale for $25 and valued at $60,000 to $80,000.

This episode originally aired in 2010.

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Appraisal: Simon Sparrow Outsider Art Picture, ca. 1980

Above: In this preview from Madison, Hour 3, Ken Farmer appraises an interesting and evocative piece of "outsider art" by Madison street preacher Simon Sparrow.

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Appraisal: Bronze Bear Cub Sculpture

Above: In a preview from Madison, Hour 3, Kerry Shrives embarks on an appraisal of a bronze bear cub sculpture by Anna Hyatt Huntington, who was known for her depictions of wild animals.

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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.