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The Antiques Road Show

The Antiques Road Show has had many interesting and intriguing items appraised. The rarest and most expensive appraisals are (in decreasing evaluation):

  1. 18th-Century Qianlong Jade Collection from the 18th century Qing Dynasty received an estimated value $710,000 to $1,070,000.
  2. A 1937 oil painting by Clyfford Still, one of the leading figures of Abstract Expressionism. Assigned an insurance value of $500,000 (conservative estimate).
  3. A Hand-woven Navajo Ute First Phase wearing blanket from the 1840s, considered the beginning of Navajo textile creation. Estimated value $350,000 to $500,000.
  4. A 1790’s card table by John Seymour estimated to be worth $225,000 to $300,000.
  5. A collection of rubies and diamonds set in platinum Art-Deco jewelry. Worth approximately $260,000.
  6. A watch by Patek Philippe ca. 1914, in excellent condition, in its original box, with extra mainsprings and crystals in an 18k gold case. $250,000 or more at auction.
  7. A painting of ships at sea, by an unknown artist but believed to be James C. Buttersworth. $250,000 – $500,000 at auction, pending authentication of the painter.
  8. A marble sculpture from 6th century China, received an appraisal of $120 – $250,000
  9. A solid gold (aside from the blade) sword presented to soldier by the President of the United States during the Mexican war. Only one of five still in existence, estimated value of $200,000.
  10. A large collection of unpublished Peanuts works by creator Charles Schulz. The collection is estimated at 150,000 to 200,000.