The Top 7 Most Priceless Antiques Roadshow Finds

Haunted portrait

This portrait of a young sea captain from circa 1790, believed to be Aaron Delano, has been a haunting presence in the owner's family home. The painting's value, estimated at $8,000 to $10,000, lies in its detailed depiction of Captain Delano's work and attire.

Musical kittens

Painted by Julius Adam II, known for his cat and kitten portraits, "Kitten Symphony" fetched an auction value of $8,000 to $12,000. The whimsical depiction of adorable kittens resonated with collectors, highlighting the popularity of animal-themed artwork.

Ornate Spanish desk

This Hispano-Moresque Vargueña Taquillón desk, dating back to circa 1760, boasts intricate gilded details and ornate cubbies. Despite undergoing repair work, its insurance value was appraised at $10,000 to $15,000, showcasing the enduring appeal of antique furniture.

French baby doll

The Schmitt et Fils "000" Bébé Doll, circa 1884, garnered conflicting appraisals from experts, ranging from $3,000 to $16,000. Ultimately valued at $16,000 to $18,000 by appraiser Billye Harris, its pristine condition and historical significance contributed to its high auction potential.

A snake with serious bling

An English woven gold snake bracelet, adorned with a large Kashmir sapphire, estimated to retail from $25,000 to $27,000, captured the attention of collectors. Its association with World War II added to its intrigue and value.

Sands of time

Intricately designed sand art by Andrew Clemens, featuring colorful patterns crafted from single grains of sand, amazed viewers and experts alike. Estimated to be worth $30,000 to $50,000, its unique composition and meticulous craftsmanship contributed to its high appraisal.

A home run of pins and cufflinks

Owned by the great-grandson of Baseball Hall of Famer "Foxy" Ned Hanlon, these Baltimore Orioles collectibles from the 1890s held significant historical and sentimental value. With an insurance value of $200,000, they represented a cherished piece of baseball history.