Above: A stunning circa 1925 oil painting of a young girl, painted by Philadelphia artist Jessie Willcox Smith. Smith, often compared to Mary Cassat because of their mutual affinity for depicting children, is notable for both her illustrations and paintings. This guest (right) is overjoyed to learn the painting he purchased for $100 is actually valued at $75,000.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
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 Washington, D.C.
View photos from ROADSHOW'S visit to Washington, D.C. on Saturday, August 21, 2010.
At the Smithsonian Art Museum’s Lunder Conservation Lab in Washington, D.C., ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nancy Druckman carefully examine fragile miniature portraits from the 18th and 19th centuries normally kept in climate-controlled storage at the neighboring Luce Foundation Center.
Highlights include a 1964 Chrysler Turbine model and manual; a circa 1840 temperance banner; and a circa 1925 oil painting by Jessie Willcox Smith, the Philadelphia artist famous for her depictions of children, valued at $75,000.
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Washington, DC (Hour Three) - Preview
Miniature 18th and 19th-century portraits; 1964 Chrysler Turbine model; a circa 1840 temperance banner; a circa 1925 oil painting by Jessie Willcox Smith. 6/27/11
Appraisal: Temperance Banner, ca. 1840
In Washington, DC Hour 3, Allan Katz examines a temperance banner dating back to ca. 1840. Watch the appraisal and find out how much its worth!
Appraisal: Jessie Willcox Smith Oil on Board, ca. 1925
Watch Debra J. Force's appraisal of a Jessie Willcox Smith oil on board, ca. 1925, from Washington, DC Hour 3.
Appraisal: Korean Matchlock Musket, ca. 1800
Watch, James Callahan's appraisal of a ca.1800 Korean matchlock musket, from Washington, DC Hour 3.
Appraisal: Meissen Pate-sur-Pate Urn, ca. 1880
Check out Suzanne Perrault's appraisal of a Meissen Pate-sur-Pate urn, ca. 1880, from Washington, DC Hour 3.
Appraisal: Late 19th Century Chinese Duan Stone Screen
In Washington, DC Hour 3, Robert Waterhouse analyzes a late 19th century Chinese Duan stone screen. Watch the appraisal and find out how much its worth!