Photos: Preview Tonight's 'Antiques Roadshow' Shot in Boston
In June of last year, the Antiques Roadshow rolled into town and brought along with it more than 6,000 fans. The popular program had not made its way to Boston in 12 years, and in turn, local antique owners including Mayor Menino flocked to have their items appraised, some of which were worth up to $60,000. The first hour of the three-part Boston series will air tonight on PBS at 8 p.m., with tonight's episode featuring a Norman Rockwell chair and painting from c. 1952. Here are some key items appraised during the series:
All photos by Jeffrey Dunn
Appraiser Colleene Fesko and Mayor Menino stand with his 1948 Aldro Hibbard oil painting, found at the Mather School in Dorchester, the oldest elementary school in America, and later hung in the Parkman House, the Mayor's residence. The painting is of a Vermont winter scene and is worth $45,000-$50,000. The artist Hibbard was born in Falmouth, grew up in Dorchester, went to SMFA in Boston and taught at Boston University.
Gloria Lieberman (right) and a guest with her Tiffany & Co. natural pearl and diamond necklace.
A Red Sox ball signed by the team.
Appraiser Ken Farmer (left) with a guest and her North Carolina Secretary.
Appraiser David Bonsey with a guest and his 1950 Selmer Alto Saxophone.
A Revolutionary War cartridge box.