If you missed the premiere of the first two hours of Antiques Roadshow Baton Rouge in February, LPB is giving you a second chance to see the shows on Monday, March 17 starting at 7PM. The third and final hour of the Roadshow visit to Baton Rouge will air on Monday, March 24 at 7PM with an encore showing at 8PM.
In Hour One, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Leigh Keno at Magnolia Mound Plantation to learn about Campeche chairs. Highlights include a French Art Deco diamond and platinum ring, ca. 1930, purchased at auction for $30 as cubic zirconia and now valued at $25,000 to $35,000; a copy of the book The History of Magic, with an inscription from the owner’s old college roommate — Jim Morrison of The Doors; and four Rembrandt and James McNeill Whistler etchings that were collected by the guest’s father from around 1940 to 1960 and appraised at $100,000.
“Roadshow had high expectations for our first visit to Baton Rouge and it did not disappoint,” said Marsha Bemko, Antiques Roadshow’s Executive Producer. “During the appraisal event, we took a peek into the college life of a rock and roll icon and had a quintessential Roadshow jackpot moment when a guest's fake turned out to be the real deal. We look forward to sharing Baton Rouge's rich local culture and distinct stories with a national audience.”
In Hour Two, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Kathleen Harwood head to the LSU Museum of Art to delve into the work of local Louisiana artist Clementine Hunter. Other highlights include a Louisiana political poster that was found in a pile of garbage on the side of the road, appraised for $3,000 to $4,000; three paintings by New Orleans artists and Newcomb pottery founders William and Ellsworth Woodward that’s are worth about $30,000 to $50,000; and a NASA photograph collection brought to Roadshow by a former NASA employee who served as one of the test directors for the Zero-G airplane also known as “The Vomit Comet,” valued at $35,000 to $45,000 for the entire collection.
In Hour Three premiering March 24 at 7PM, Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Christopher Mitchell head to Port Hudson to discuss a rare Civil War hand grenade. Highlights include an early 19th-century Louisiana work table that was stored in a barn for several decades; a collection of insightful Civil War confederate letters that were found in the wall of a torn down Mississippi house; and a Porfirio Salinas oil, ca. 1935, in its original frame, that was bought by the owner’s grandmother for $100 in 1935 and is now valued at $75,000.
Published: March 13, 2014
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