From the Episode

Child's Swan Sleigh, ca. 1880

First Featured In:

Milwaukee, Hour 1


Milwaukee, WI (2006)


Folk Art

Last Updated:


Value (Retail):

$20,000 to $30,000


Allan Katz

About the find

During ROADSHOW’s 2006 Milwaukee show, Folk Art expert Allan Katz appraised a charming swan-shaped sleigh, expertly crafted for a young child around 1880. Katz told Jackie, the sleigh’s owner, that her sleigh had a retail value of between $20,000 and $30,000, and that it was the smaller of a pair, most likely made for siblings. It’s what he didn’t tell Jackie that day in Milwaukee that’s at the heart of this surprising story — but all was revealed this past summer when Katz invited ROADSHOW’s cameras to Connecticut for a glimpse into his remarkable home.

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