Arguably one of the most recognizable faces of the Antiques Roadshow, Alasdair Nichol has established Freeman's as a significant force in the international art market. Mr. Nichol has appeared on Roadshow since the third season, specializing in Paintings & Drawings.
Freeman's Specialists on Antiques Roadshow
Freeman's specialists have long been a part of the popular PBS series Antiques Roadshow. Freeman's has more specialists who appear regularly on the Antiques Roadshow program that any other auction house; appraising works ranging from Art Deco jewelry to Norman Rockwell paintings. With 12 Emmy Nominations, and 8 million viewers each week, Freeman's is proud of our long-standing association with such a beloved icon of American television.
Check your local listings for air dates and times, and be sure to look out for one of Freeman's specialists on past and future episodes of Antiques Roadshow.
Virginia Salem has been working with precious stones for decades - from the start of her career with luxury retailers to her present position as the head of Jewelry & Watches at Freeman’s. An Antiques Roadshow veteran, Ms. Salem has been appraising Jewelry on the show since Season 3.
With over 30 years of experience working with Americana, Lynda Cain began her career as a museum curator and now heads Freeman’s American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts department. Ms. Cain specializes in traditional American furniture and decorative arts, with a particular emphasis on folk art and textiles. A recent addition to Antiques Roadshow, Ms. Cain joined the cast in Season 19 as a specialist in Decorative & Folk Arts.
David Weiss established and heads the European Arts & Old Masters department at Freeman’s with nearly 30 years of art market experience. He specializes in sporting and maritime art, works of old masters, as well as 18th and 19th century paintings andsculpture. Joining the cast of Antiques Roashow in Season 11, Mr. Weiss specializes in Paintings & Drawings, as well as Rugs & Textiles.
Dunham Townend heads Freeman's Modern and Contemporary Art department, with a particular emphasis on American Modernism, and American Post-War and Contemporary paintings and sculpture. Ms. Townend combines a keen academic eye with art market savvy to her work at Freeman’s. Ms. Townend is the most recent member of Freeman's staff to join Antiques Roadshow. She made her debut in Season 20 as a specialist of Paintings & Drawings.
As Senior Specialist of Modern & Contemporary Art at Freeman’s, Anne Henry has received international press for overseeing auctions such as "Works from the Lehman Brothers Collection." Ms. Henry specializes in modern and contemporary paintings, prints and multiples, and sculpture. Ms. Henry has been appraising Prints & Posters on the Antiques Roadshow since Season 16.
Michael Larsen brings with him more than two decades of experience within the jewelry industry—including special expertise in appraising, manufacturing, and custom design—and an extensive understanding of watches and timepieces. Mr. Larsen has lectured for cultural and member organizations on jewelry and jewelry history. Mr. Larsen recently joined the Antiques Roadshow, first appearing in Season 19 as a Jewelry appraiser.