Antiques Roadshow: Relative Riches
Airs Monday, October 10, 2011 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, October 7, 2011
Credit: Courtesy of Jeff Dunn
This "Antiques Roadshow" special edition puts family folklore to the test. Did that refinished chair once seat royalty? Did a tall tale get passed down with a tall chest? “Relative Riches” demonstrates the proof is in the provenance.
Highlights include a questionable 1815 Kentucky corner cupboard that might have more value as firewood than furniture; a model 1849 Colt pocket revolver reportedly fired during Abraham Lincoln’s assassination; and a ruby and diamond bracelet that family legend attributes to Marie Antoinette.
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