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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Tucson, Ariz. - Hour Two (2010)

Airs Monday, October 18, 2010 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV


Credit: Courtesy of Jeff Dunn for WGBH

Above: At "Antiques Roadshow" in Tucson, Arizona, appraiser Andrew Dipper of Givens Violins plucks this 18th-century French harp out of the crowd. The owner, herself a harpist, discovered the instrument at an estate sale while she searched for a harp for one of her students. In a hurry, she determined the piece was too much of an antique for the girl and left. Unable to stop thinking about it, she called the buyer and arranged to purchase the harp for $2,400. Made in 1776 by French harp maker Jean-Henri Naderman, who built harps for the aristocracy and Queen Marie Antoinette herself, the instrument could command a value of $60,000.

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In Tucson, Arizona, host Mark Walberg and appraiser Rosalie Sayyah are at the picturesque Arizona Inn for a conversation about traditional American Indian jewelry of the Southwest. "Roadshow" experts at the Tucson Convention Center continue their own tradition of discovering hidden treasure, including a vibrant 19th-century Navajo chief’s blanket; a silver brooch made in the 1940s by then-struggling sculptor Jose DeRivero, whose works now grace the most noted museums and galleries; and a 1776 French harp, bought for a modest sum at an estate sale and identified as the work of Jean-Henri Naderman — harpmaker to such aristocrats as Marie Antoinette — that commands an estimated value of $60,000. Watch all of the appraisals from this episode.

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