Antiques Roadshow

Chenies Manor 2

Series 37 - Episode 7 Chenies Manor 2

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Review

This is the kind of edition that has everything you want from a Roadshow. The setting is glorious: a summer’s day in the gardens of Chenies Manor in Buckinghamshire. The heirlooms brought in are either beautiful or have great stories behind them – often both. And there are some hefty valuations to gobsmack the owners.

Take your pick from a mother-of-pearl “necessaire” sewing box, a collection of Hornby trains in their original packaging or “the finest small English mantel clock” Richard Price has ever seen on the show.

Plus, a look at a valuation Eric Knowles made back in 1991: the French jardinière urn he put at £10,000 has recently been sold for a little more. The owner’s children won’t be using it as a goalpost any more.

Summary

Fiona Bruce and the team return to Chenies Manor, near Amersham in Buckinghamshire, where members of the public bring along treasured antiques and collectibles. A young woman chooses a 21st birthday present from a collection of pocket watches kept in a biscuit tin and a train set that has been in its box for 70 years finally sees the light of day. Fiona reads a letter from a soldier to be opened in the event of his death, the relatives of a glassblower pay a moving tribute to their father's work and the update feature focuses on an ornate French plant stand first seen on the show in 1991.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Fiona Bruce
Executive Editor Simon Shaw
Producer Michele Burgess
Series Producer Robert Murphy
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