Sunday, 21 April 2013

Antiques Roadshow

The flagship BBC series Antiques Roadshow today revisits Castle Coole, a property of The National Trust near Enniskillen in County Fermanagh. It is broadcast at 8pm.

Fiona Bruce and the team of experts welcome visitors as they bring their family treasures for inspection.

Pieces featured include a poignant reminder from the battlefields of World War One, a beautiful and valuable modern painting of an Irish landscape, and a collection of compacts with a jaw-dropping valuation.

A lady brings in an exquisite diamond brooch with a fascinating story attached; there’s a clever novelty Victorian bracelet and a pair of earrings that sends the expert into raptures.

Elsewhere, there’s a poignant First World War battlefield cross accompanied by a sad tale from the Somme, and two lovely Irish paintings.

A collector with a passion for ladies’ powder compacts brings in just a fraction of her enormous collection.

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