This March, twin brothers and televsion's most recognized antique appraisers, Leigh and Leslie Keno, join Apartment Therapy! They'll share with us their passion and expertise for rare Americana — culled from a varied and exciting career spanning nearly thirty years.
Before the event, there will be an opportunity to attend a walk-through at 5:30pm on the 5th Floor of ABC Carpet & Home, where Leigh and Leslie will be unveiling their new vintage-inspired urban furniture line produced by Theordore Alexander.
As always, we're hoping to kick off the evening with three short design presentations. If you're a design student/designer and would like to show one great design at our design evening, please email Herma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please RSVP here on Meetup.com, and make sure to include the first and last name of you and your guest by March 2nd at 3pm.
About Leigh Keno & Leslie Keno
Having been interested in beautiful and rare Americana for more than thirty years, twin brothers Leigh and Leslie Keno are considered foremost experts on antiques. As appraisers on the PBS Emmy nominated hit, Antiques Roadshow, they have become celebrities beyond the refined world of art and Americana. Approximately 10 million viewers watch the program weekly.
Both Leigh and Leslie lecture extensively across the country. Their energy and enthusiasm win over every audience in an enlightening, engaging presentation filled with amusing discovery anecdotes and tips on finding antique treasures.
Leigh Keno currently owns and operates Keno Auctions in New York City. Prior to Keno Auctions, Leigh owned and operated Leigh Keno American Antiques where he sold an astounding variety of American furniture, folk art and paintings including several masterpieces, often setting world record prices. Leigh is proud to have helped build some of the best private and institutional collections of Americana in the world. He has written articles for Art and Antiques, Antiques Magazine, and has co-authored two groundbreaking articles on Boston seating furniture for the Journal of American Furniture.
Leslie Keno is Senior Vice President and Director of American Furniture and Decorative Arts at Sotheby's in New York. During his tenure of nearly 26 years at Sotheby's, Leslie has been directly responsible for numerous record-breaking sales of Americana, most recently the 2005 sale of the Nicholas Brown tea table attributed to John Goddard. Estimated at $2 million to $5 million, the table achieved a spectacular $8.4 million, a new auction record for any table and the second-highest price for American furniture. He has been published in the American Ceramic Circle and has contributed to the Sotheby's Guide to American Furniture and Sotheby's Encyclopedia of Furniture.
The Keno brothers also authored Hidden Treasures: Searching for Masterpieces of American Furniture. Beginning in 2001, they wrote monthly furniture and design columns for House Beautiful and This Old House magazines and are currently Editors at Large for Traditional Home magazine for which they write a monthly column. In 2005, the President awarded both Leigh and Leslie with the National Humanities Medal
They both enjoy spending time with their families, fly-fishing and racing vintage racecars.
EARLY DATE! Thursday, March 3
NEW LOCATION! ABC Carpet & Home | 888 Broadway NYC
RSVP! RSVP on Meetup.com — please make sure to include the first and last names of you and any guests by March 2nd at 3pm