NEW YORK, N.Y.-
With every family comes a dream, and with every treasure a story. Hosts Leigh and Leslie Keno (Antiques Roadshow) are modern-day treasure hunters. These world-renowned antique experts and appraisers have helped people all over the U.S. sell more than $1 billion worth of collectibles. In the new unscripted series, the identical twin brothers will travel across the country helping ordinary people find treasures right in their own homes. Throughout the hour, the Kenos will show up at participants homes and immediately begin their hunt for the hidden gems. Leigh and Leslie will investigate items of interest using cutting-edge technology to determine authenticity, condition and ultimately worth. The series premiere of BURIED TREASURE airs Wednesday, Aug. 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
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. Both lecture extensively across the country and 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 owns and operates Keno Auctions
in New York City, which had its premiere auction in May 2010. Prior to launching 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. 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 33 years at Sotheby's, Leslie has been directly responsible for numerous record-breaking sales of Americana. He has been published in the American Ceramic Circleand 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. Since 2001, they have written monthly furniture and design columns for House Beautiful and This Old House magazines and are often featured in Traditional Home. In 2005, President George W. Bush awarded both Leigh and Leslie with the National Humanities Medal. The brothers recently filmed a video at Mount Vernon for the current exhibition Bringing Them Home: 150 Years of Restoring the Washington Collection.