'Antiques Roadshow:' Which painting got a $250K price tag?

'Antiques Roadshow:' Which Painting Got a $250K Price Tag?



"Antiques Roadshow" began its three-episode stay in Charleston, West Virginia, Monday.

So, of course, it was only appropriate that one woman brought a beautiful oil painting of the city to be appraised on the show.

And it's estimated value will definitely make Charleston residents proud.

"What a treasure. I would value it for insurance at $250,000," said appraiser Colleene Fesko on "Antiques Roadshow."

"That's nice, that's very nice," said the painting's owner Helen.

We'd have to agree! The painting's owner, Helen, said she's had it for years.

She says she knew the piece was valuable, but she had no idea the original Edward Beyer landscape was that valuable. And Helen wasn't the only one who got a surprise during the appraisal.

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The "Roadshow" appraiser dubbed the piece a "painting trifecta" and was "amazed" by its great condition and precise detail.

"You see little figures and little buildings, people on the water, the beautiful, beautiful mountains. And it's so fresh, it looks as if it was done yesterday," said Colleene.

Now, we can't even begin to imagine what we'd do with a $250,000 painting.

But Helen told The Charleston Gazette she will return the painting to her home, but she feels it deserves a better residence. "I think it should be in the Capitol or Governor's Mansion."

A fitting place for such a gorgeous painting. Congrats to the lucky owner!

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