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Lights, Camera, Antiques! PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” Comes to Newport

Waiting for the appraisal

 

From Pennsylvania,  Cape Cod,  and many locations  in between, collectors flocked to Newport, R.I.,  for an expert appraisal of their treasures at the popular appraisals-by-experts Antiques Roadshow’s first ever visit to Newport,  and first outdoor event.  Traversing the country in search of regional treasures, , the show hadn’t  taped in New England for five years.

Newport’s Rosecliff Mansion hosted the event, overseen and organized by WGBH-TV Boston, and the categories were many, from collectibles to furniture to paintings to porcelain and jewelry.  All in all, objects were appraised in 20 individual categories. The impressive array of experts was headed by Leslie Keno and Lee Keno, searching for the best in American furnishings.(Newport Seen ran into the very busy Lee as he brushed through a doorway at the mansion.)

 

Leppy  and Christie's brother waiting in line


The buzz of camera crews, photographers and pop-up shoots were happening everywhere, as  guests followed a strict order of events, lining up for their particular expert.  A sound stage was erected for the discussions evaluations, and tapings with particular guests, chosen by the crew from WGBH.  Host Mark L. Walberg was nowhere to be seen.

Appraising an antique rug, expert James Ffrench of New York

Yes, the event was outdoors, but had to be conducted in large tents and within Rosecliff, owing to rain.  Let it rain, the appraisals poured!

Antiques Roadshow Newport will be broadcast in January of 2018 by WGBH.

                                                                                              —Linda Phillips

For information, go to www.pbs.org/antiques

 

Expert Peter Loughrey of Los Angeles

 

 

The array of experts on Rosecliff's porch

 

 

Awaiting the value of a special vase

 

Robert from Cape Cod with a rare
Bobby 
Kennedy poster

 

Newport Volunteers Mona & Nancy

 

 

A table of cards of the antiques appraisers in Newport

 

The satge is set for the taping of the more interesting appraisals

 

A long canopy reaches from the front tent to the front door

 

 

 

The visitors guide to the grounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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