Season 8, Episode 2 Chicago

First Aired: January 12, 2004

Part 2 of three. Appraised in Chicago: an 18th-century map of Virginia and Maryland and an 1871 map of Chicago that highlights the burned areas of the city; an 18th-century Irish silver sauce boat; an 1880s “aesthetic-movement” table; Tiffany stained glass from the men's grill at Chicago's Marshall Field department store. Then there's a Russian bodice ornament with a value that pleasantly surprises its owner---so much so that she kisses the appraiser who gave her the good news. Meanwhile, host Lara Spencer learns the difference between “toy” and “model” trains during a visit to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry; and “Roadshow” attendees try to define the word “marquetry.”

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  • 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)

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