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Antiques Roadshow: Houston, Texas - Hour Three

Airs Monday, February 6, 2012 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: In the third and final hour from Houston, Texas, "Antiques Roadshow" appraiser Leigh Keno of Leigh Keno American Antiques swoons over an English Regency rosewood settee. Purchased by the owner in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the early 1970s for less than $1,000, the piece boasts Grecian and French influences, as well as a striking brass inlay. Reupholstered upon its arrival in the U.S., the settee has an insurance value of $9,500, enough to send this appraiser head over heels.

Articles

"What's the Word: Garniture?" - Appraiser David Lackey spotted a ceramic "garniture" in Houston — but what is that?

"Space Junk: Buying, Owning, and the Law" - Interested in launching a collection of out-of-this-world souvenirs? Here's what you need to know.

"WPA: Putting Art to Work" - How Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal project put artists to work creating millions of posters.

"Firing Miss Daisy: What Happened at Wedgwood?" - Daisy Makeig-Jones, designer of Wedgwood's famed Fairyland Lustre Pottery, was sacked in 1932, because "she got a bit out of hand." But what really happened?

Something exciting is always happening at NASA, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. In "Antiques Roadshow's" final episode from Houston, Texas, host Mark L. Walberg experiences this excitement firsthand when he is joined by appraiser Gary Piattoni at the Houston Space Center for a briefing on NASA collectibles.

Highlights include a magical collection of Wedgwood Fairyland Lustreware; a gold charm that once belonged to Lucille Ball; and a romantic English Regency rosewood settee that makes the appraiser swoon as he declares an estimated value of $9,500.

Miss last week's show? Catch up on your appraisal watching in the "Roadshow" Archive. Search by city, episode, season, and more!

"Antiques Roadshow" is on Facebook, and you can follow @RoadshowPBS on Twitter.

Video

Antiques Roadshow: Lucille Ball Charm & Photograph

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Watch Coming Up Monday, February 6th, at 9/8C, on PBS. See more from Antiques Roadshow.

Above: In this preview from Houston, Texas, (Hour Three), Rudy Franchi appraises a charm said to have belonged to America's sweetheart from the golden age of television — Lucille Ball.