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Antiques Roadshow

Chicago, Illinois (#101)

This series features specialists from the country's leading auction houses -- Butterfield & Butterfield, Christie's, William Doyle Galleries, Skinner and Sotheby's -- and independent dealers who travel the country to offer free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. The series listens in as owners recount tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-neglected items salvaged from attics and basements, while appraisers reveal the fascinating truth about these finds. Along the way, host Chris Jussel introduces viewers to important historical and cultural sites on each of the thirteen stops, while featured appraisers offer essays and tips on many aspects of collecting. The first episode tours Chicago, Illinois, where experts from the nation's top auction houses look for silver, American furniture, fine paintings, and great toys and games. Chris Jussel surveys the Windy City from the vantage point of its lakefront. He explores Chicago's history, from its Native American roots, to the Great Fire of 1871, to its triumphant comeback. At the Odeum Sports and Expo Center, appraisers are excited about a number of rare finds, including an early 19th-century military rifle and a document signed by George Washington. Also featured is a tour of the home and studio of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW cameras capture tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-lost items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds.

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