Raleigh

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Jacksonville, FL and Raleigh, NC

 

Jacksonville, FL, Part 1 of 3

The Roadshow travels south to Jacksonville, Florida, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Leila Dunbar head to the Norman Studios Silent Film Museum to discuss missing Richard E. Norman films. Highlights include a Laurel and Hardy “Swiss Miss” horn that was used as a prop in their 1930 film; a silver presentation cup, ca. 1780, that was gifted from Lafayette to Major General Nathaniel Greene during the Revolutionary War and is now valued at $25,000; and a Thomas Hart Benton oil on tin, ca. 1950, a gift from the artist to the guest’s father that is now appraised for $125,000.

 

Raleigh, NC, Part 3 of 3

The Roadshow visits North Carolina’s Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville, once the site of a U.S. arsenal seized by the Confederacy, to look at some of the weapons made in North Carolina during the Civil War. Highlights from the Roadshow floor include an archive of items related to Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1966 visit to St. Mark’s AME Zion Church in Durham; a circa 1800 heirloom Virginia-made table, purported to have ties to Thomas Jefferson; and a pair of circa 1725 chairs, made by New England furniture maker John Gaines, whose value is estimated to be $30,000 to $50,000.

 

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Raleigh, NC

 

The Roadshow visits the North Carolina Museum of History with appraiser J. Michael Flanigan to look at the work of Thomas Day, a free man of color who became the most famous North Carolina furniture maker of the 19th century. Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a circa 1800 eastern North Carolina bottle case on stand; an 1812 needlework sampler; and a 1985 Andrew Wyeth watercolor, whose owner benefited from a tug-of-war between art dealers, valued at $450,000.