Leigh Keno's auction premiere to offer a boat-load of Americana

  • February 11, 2010 12:51

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Leigh Keno. Hartford Courant.

Recently, American antiques expert Leigh Keno, of "Antiques Roadshow" fame, has been making many housecalls looking for objects for his newest venture — the inaugural auction of Keno Auctions, to be held at the Marriott Stamford (CT.) on May 1 and 2. He's already amassed an impressive sale including William Matthew Prior paintings, among them his only known self-portrait, dated 1825; a Childe Hassam watercolor; Paul Revere silver; an Iroquois ladle; Ralph Cahoon folk art; and a variety of spatterware, scrimshaw and redware. Not to mention important American furniture.

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