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Antiques Roadshow: Washington, D.C.- Hour Two

Airs Monday, August 12, 2013 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: An early 20th-century Charles Schreyvogel sculpture entitled “The Last Drop.” The highly detailed Western scene depicting a cavalryman watering his horse was cast by the Roman Bronze Works in New York, the leading foundry at the turn of the century. Appraiser Eric Silver offers an auction estimate for the extraordinary piece between $60,000 and $90,000.

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 Washington, D.C.

View photos from ROADSHOW'S visit to Washington, D.C. on Saturday, August 21, 2010.

Robert F. Kennedy Letters

Get a closer look at personal letters written by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy to his friend Ralph "Rip" Horton.

In Washington D.C., at the offices of the U.S. General Services Administration, host Mark L. Walberg interviews Inspector General Brian Miller about the New Deal’s WPA program, the tens of thousands of artworks produced under its auspices and the current effort to find some of these lost treasures.

Highlights include an 1813 Congressional sword; an early 20th-century Tiffany & Co. Sinclair mantel clock; and an early 20th-century Charles Schreyvogel sculpture depicting a soldier and his horse, valued at $60,000 to $90,000.

This episode originally aired in 2011.

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Washington, DC (Hour Two) - Preview

Host Mark L. Walberg interviews Inspector General Brian Miller, plus an 1813 Congressional sword; a Tiffany & Co. Sinclair mantel clock; and a Charles Schreyvogel sculpture. 5/30/11

Appraisal: Early 20th C. Tiffany Mantel Clock with Sinclaire Case

In Washington, DC Hour 2, John A. Delaney examines a 20th Tiffany mantel clock with Sinclaire case.

Appraisal: 1813 Congressional Presentation Sword

In Washington DC, Hour 2, Christopher Mitchell analyzes an 1813 Congressional presentation sword. Watch the appraisal and find out how much its worth!

Appraisal: Mid-18th Century Indo-Portugese Ivory Doctors Figures

Watch Sebastian Clarke's appraisal of Indo-Portugese ivory doctors figures from the mid-18th century from Washington, DC Hour 2.

Appraisal: 1933 Margaret Bourke-White

Check out Daile Kaplan's appriasal of a Margaret Bourke-White photograph of the "George Washington Bridge" in 1933!

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Antiques Roadshow: Washington, D.C. - Hour Two: Frederick H. Rhead Avon Vase

Above: Watch David Rago's appraisal of a Frederick H. Rhead Avon Vase, ca. 1902, from hour two of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW from Washington D.C.

Roadshow's Most Wanted: Lost New Deal Artwork

During the New Deal era, the U.S. Government employed thousands of artists to create tens of thousands of works of art (such as paintings, prints, and sculptures). Since that time, many of these works have gone missing or made their way into private possession, and the GSA's Fine Arts Program is tasked with locating and recovering these pieces on behalf of the federal government.