One of America’s best-known antique authorities, Leigh Keno, heads to Round Top this spring. You might know him best as one of the dashing Keno Brothers on a well-known antiques and appraisal TV show. He and brother Leslie were also co-recipients of a National Humanities Medal from President George W. Bush in 2005. Leigh Keno’s personal appreance and appraisal event will take place at the newly minted venue The Halles, founded by PaperCity’s Round Top Publishing, on Wednesday, March 31st from 2 - 7 pm. Purchase an appraisal ticket and submit your treasures to be appraised, or select a spectator ticket and watch Keno in action. If your item is selected, you’ll bring it to The Halles on the 31st. Keno’s keen eye and decades of expertise will guide you to the value of your cherished heirlooms. This Round Top experience is made possible, in part by Ruby Lane, which will live-stream his walk-through of the show, with top picks and dealer interviews, on rubylane.com.
The Halles, 1465 N. Texas Highway 237 Round Top, TX 78954
We will be following Covid guidelines. Face masks will be required unless eating or drinking.
President of Keno Auctions on NYC’s Upper East Side, he presides over pedigreed and often record setting art, furniture, and objects such as rare bronze of Diana by American 19th-century sculptor Augustus Saint-Caudens, which realized more than $500,000 at the auction house’s January Americana and Estates Auction. While Keno is no stranger to Texas –– the brothers were keynote speakers at Theta’s antique shows –– this March will be his first time in Round Top. He tells PaperCity, “Houston’s antiques and art community has a unique level of warmth and enthusiasm, and there is no better place to experience that than at Round Top. I’m excited to see what treasures will turn up at Appraisal Day at The Halles"
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Camp For All, a unique, barrier-free camp working in partnership with other not-for-profit organizations to enrich the lives of children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs and their families throughout the year. Camp For All was proud to earn the Eleanor P. Eells Award in 2017 for program excellence as well as excellence in research in practice at camps. The national award, presented by the American Camp Association, recognized Camp For All 2U, the outreach program where we take Camp activities into hospitals.