Want better video quality? Sign in to access HD streaming!


Want to watch better-quality PBS Video? Sign in to access HD streaming!

When you sign in, you'll become a PBS Insider and we'll share your contact information with your local PBS station. You may receive updates to help you stay connected with what's happening online and in your community. Privacy Policy

Closed Captioning Settings


Captions look like this

Captions size

  • 15

Captions font family

Edge style

Captions color

Background color

Window color

Text Opacity

  • 100%

Background Opacity

  • 100%

Window Opacity

  • 0%


Web-Exclusive Discussion: Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? ...

  • Aired: 02/26/2012
  • 02:57
  • Rating: TV-G
When Victor brought a mysterious wooden shelf to ROADSHOW's 2011 event in Pittsburgh, appraiser Anne Ingelbrink knew it was a charming piece of early English furniture worth $3,000 at auction, but she still couldn't guess what it might have been used for. Did it hold some sort of pipe? Was it a religious object? ROADSHOW wants to hear from you! What do you think it is?
Embed Options
Close ×
Web-Exclusive Discussion: Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? ...
Web-Exclusive Discussion: Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? ...
It's clearly a shelf from 1726, but the question remains, what was it actually for?
Please copy this text to your clipboard.
Problems Playing Video ?
PBS Anywhere - funder area
Related Links:


Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS shows with the PBS KIDS Video app for your tablet or phone.

Downton Abbey Collection

Bring home the complete collection: DVDs, Blu-rays, books, gifts and more. Visit ShopPBS.


helps all of us explore new worlds and ideas. Give Now