Season 6, Episode 15 Miami
First Aired: November 4, 2002
Conclusion. Appraised in Miami: a 1950s Cuban alligator handbag (with an alligator on top); an 18th-century French “orbit clock”; a bracelet inscribed by Martin Van Buren; and an early-20th-century chair that appraiser Leigh Keno calls “rococo revival on steroids.” Also: host Dan Elias offers a thumbnail history of Miami (“the billion-dollar sandbar”); and admires the displays of industrial-design objects from the 1930s at Florida International University's Wolfsonian Museum.
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- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: An antiques-appraisal series that turned out to be a ratings gem in PBS's attic. The simple format has `Roadshow' traveling around the U.S., evaluating family heirlooms and found items. It's based on the long-running (since 1978) BBC show of the same name… (more)