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Antiques Roadshow: Hartford, Conn. - Hour Two

Airs Monday, August 29, 2011 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Credit: Courtesy of ©WGBH/Jeff Dunn

Above: At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Hartford, Connecticut, this guest learns from appraiser Eric Silver that the gift from his father-in-law — a highly prized bronze statue of a medieval Russian warrior by Russian artist Eugene Lanceray — is valued at $120,000 to $130,000.

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 Hartford

View photos from ROADSHOW'S visit to Hartford, Connecticut, on August 23, 2008.

Slideshow: Nakashima Table Sketch

In this slideshow, get an up-close look at a table personally designed by George Nakashima in 1967.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW'S visit to Hartford includes a stop at the American Clock and Watch Museum in Bristol, Connecticut, to look at time pieces that reflect Connecticut’s rich history of clock manufacturing.

Highlights include a custom-made table purchased over 40 years ago from George Nakashima; a rare pre-WWI German toy wagon with its even more rare original box; and a highly-prized bronze statue of a medieval Russian warrior, by Russian artist Eugene Lanceray, valued at $120,000 to $130,000.

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Hartford, CT (Hour 2) - Preview

A custom-made table purchased from George Nakashima; a rare pre-WWI German toy wagon; and a bronze statue of a medieval Russian warrior by Russian artist Eugene Lanceray. 8/29/11

1873 1st American Edition of Jules Verne's "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea"

In a preview from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW "Hartford, Conn. - Hour Two," Catherine Williamson appraises a rare American 1st edition of Jules Verne's beloved adventure story "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea."

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