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Antiques Roadshow: Dallas, Texas - Hour One

At "Antiques Roadshow" in Dallas, Texas, the owner is left speechless after discovering her piece of artwork, purchased by her great-great-great-grandfather, is an 1847 oil painting by noted 19th-century artist James Henry Beard. Titled "The Illustrious Guest," the painting cleverly depicts famous American statesman Henry Clay as a guest at a tavern. Delighted appraiser Alan Fausel of Bonhams gives the painting an estimable auction value of $300,000 to $500,000.
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At "Antiques Roadshow" in Dallas, Texas, the owner is left speechless after discovering her piece of artwork, purchased by her great-great-great-grandfather, is an 1847 oil painting by noted 19th-century artist James Henry Beard. Titled "The Illustrious Guest," the painting cleverly depicts famous American statesman Henry Clay as a guest at a tavern. Delighted appraiser Alan Fausel of Bonhams gives the painting an estimable auction value of $300,000 to $500,000.

Airs Monday, March 28, 2011 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Behind the Scenes in Dallas

View photos from "Roadshow's" visit to Dallas, Texas, June 28, 2008

"Antiques Roadshow" rides into Dallas, Texas, where everything is larger than life, including a few examples from a collection of more than 600 antique American flags. Appraisers at the Dallas Convention Center flag down another jaw-dropping piece of artwork: an 1847 oil painting by noted 19th-century artist James Henry Beard, titled "The Illustrious Guest" - featuring the famous American statesman Henry Clay as a guest in a tavern - valued at $300,000 to $500,000.

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