On 'Antiques Roadshow,' awesome art deco clocks are worth a small fortune
It was a flashback to 1999 on "Antiques Roadshow," when a woman brought in a trio of art deco clocks that her uncle purchased from a desperate salesman during the Great Depression for $10 each in Detroit, Michigan.
APPRAISER: "This example and this example would sell for $30,000-$50,000 a piece. This example closest to you... $15,000-$25,000.
WOMAN: "I can't add that high!"
The appraiser called the clocks very stylish and snappy looking. They were designed by French artist Albert Cheuret who was born in the late 19th century in Paris. He worked and studied there and is now known as one of the most significant artists for the beginning of the modern movement.
While the clocks were estimated to be worth a total of $75,000-$125,000 dollars in 1999, they're now worth between $90,000-$110,000 dollars, so really around the same range.
One thing is for sure... fans on Facebook were loving the stylish clocks, calling them beautiful and even sharing pictures and links to other art nouveau clocks they've collected.
To check out more work from designer Albert Cheuret, you can visit Artnet.com where you can see more of his work in other forms, like vases, mirrors, tables and more.