Hidden Treasures: Searching for Masterpieces of American Furniture

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Grand Central Publishing, Nov 16, 2008 - House & Home - 304 pages
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In a country of junk-filled attics, yard sales, and flea markets frequented by millions of Antiques Roadshow viewers hoping to uncover a grungy chest of drawers worth millions, the Keno twins have become the Siskel and Ebert of antiques. Dapper, witty, and in their early forties (with nearly 60 years of combined experience between them), they symbolize the union of amateur enthusiasm and acute professionalism that has made their television program a cultural phenomenon. Now, in this fascinating collection of tales of their personal adventures hunting -- and discovering -- priceless "junk" (including some notable Roadshow success stories), readers will learn how to see the extraordinary in the mundane. "Hidden Treasures" is part history lesson and part treasure map for finding valuable antiques where they would be least expected.
 

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User Review  - MarthaLillie - LibraryThing

Very interesting book. I really enjoy seeing these two on Antique's Road Show. the books gives much insight into their background and method for finding good buys and how to choose wisely. Of course, I think it takes a lot of luck, perseverance, and an experience eye as well. Read full review

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It was only after entering Hazelden, a drug rehabilitation center in Minnesota, and then finally allowing herself to grieve for her father, Nat "King" Cole, who had died 20 years before from lung ... Read full review

Contents

HIDDEN TREASURES
Acknowledgments
Going Once
We Are Antique Dealers
Putting It Together
The Shell Game
A Philadelphia Story
Open Talons in the Hamptons
Catch and Release
Two for the Road
Hidden in Plain Sight
Double Take
The Tacoma ComeOn
Gone
Glossary
Bibliography

All That Glitters

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About the author (2008)

Leigh Keno lives and works in New York City.

Leslie Keno lives and works in New York City.

Freund is a New York based freelance writer.

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