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Antiques Roadshow: Philadelphia, Pa. - Hour Two

Airs Monday, October 4, 2010 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, appraiser John Sollo of D...

Credit: Courtesy of Jeff Dunn for WGBH

Above: At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, appraiser John Sollo of David Rago Auctions discovers this mahogany chair by famous eccentric Arts and Crafts maker Charles Rohlf. One of only four known to exist in this style, the chair blurs the boundary between furniture and art. Sollo stuns the owner, who clearly needs a seat after she learns the chair is valued at $80,000-$120,000 at auction.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg visits the Philadelphia shop and museum of appraiser Fred Oster to view his impressive collection of instruments and learn more about the city’s long history as a center for musical instrument makers.

Behind the Scenes in Philadelphia

View photos from ROADSHOW's visit to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 5, 2006.

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At the Pennsylvania Convention Center, experts orchestrate a symphony of appraisals, including a very valuable Alexander Calder maquette (scale model) for a large sculpture commissioned for the 1958 Brussels Worlds Fair; a stunning collection of Camera Work magazines, published in the early 20th century by renowned American photographer Alfred Stieglitz to promote the idea of photography as art; and a very rare handcrafted chair by master Arts and Crafts furniture maker Charles Rohlf, passed down from the owner’s grandparents and estimated to be worth $80,000 to $120,000.

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