At 7pm, in Hour 2 of Antiques Roadshow: Billings, MT we are surrounded by the spectacular scenery of a Montana ranch. Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser John Sollo explore the works of Thomas Molesworth, a significant figure in the popularization of rustic, Western-style furnishings. Highlights include a 19th-century Japanese suit of armor; an 1874 oil painting by noted Swiss artist Luigi Rossi; and a unique housewarming gift — a circa 1825 Parisian gilt bronze plateau (serving tray) valued at $50,000 to $70,000.
Then at 8 in Hour 3, Host Mark L. Walberg meets appraiser Bruce Shackleford at Billing’s Yellowstone Art Museum to look at its impressive collection of paintings by Joseph Henry Sharp — famous for his realistic depictions of American Indians. Highlights include a beautifully preserved 1843 artillery sword and belt; a circa 1925 sequined flapper dress and gold lamé coat; and a circa 1925 heirloom collection of ruby, diamond and jade rings, valued at $60,000.