CELEBRATED FURNITURE EXPERTS,THE KENO BROTHERS, APPEAR AT ABC HOME
High Point, NC – Television celebrities and furniture experts Leigh and Leslie Keno introduced their new collection of classically modern furniture, the Keno Bros.™ collection, to a standing-room-only crowd at ABC Home last week. The iconic New York City retailer partnered with Apartment Therapy, billed as the ultimate online destination for everything home, to present the Kenos at a special Design Evening.
Nearly 200 guests were on hand to greet the twin brothers and see the new collection first-hand. The brothers delighted the crowds with their personal stories, posed for pictures, signed autographs, and participated in a lively question & answer session about their design inspirations with Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, founder and editor of Apartment Therapy.
Amy Chender, ABC’s chief operating officer noted, “The event brought to light the Keno Brothers’ intense passion for design without pretense rooted in a deep understanding of history. We were honored to have both Leigh and Leslie’s presence and engagement at ABC Home for the launch of their exclusive NYC destination.”
With an avid interest in beautiful and rare Americana for more than 30 years, the Keno brothers are considered among the country's foremost experts on antiques. As appraisers on the Emmy-nominated hit PBS television show, “Antiques Roadshow”, they garnered a dedicated following with approximately 10 million viewers watching weekly, according to PBS. The Keno Bros. collection, crafted by Theodore Alexander, is made up of approximately 100 individual pieces, ranging in style from 18th Century classics to 20th Century modern adaptations. Multi-purpose functionality is built into the designs, meeting the needs of today’s consumers with style. Quality is also paramount. Utilizing nearly 20 species of woods, including mahogany, ebony, sycamore, tiger maple and rosewood, the collection is unique and exciting.
About Theodore Alexander
Theodore Alexander is renowned for unmatched craftsmanship, exquisite finishes and extraordinary design. Covering a diversity of periods and styles, their collections encompass thousands of unique lighting, home accents, case goods and upholstered furnishings. Theodore Alexander and its licensed Althorp Living History collection, and newly introduced Keno Bros. collection, are available throughout the world at fine furniture galleries and design centers. For more information, please visit www.theodorealexander.com.
About the Keno Brothers
Leigh Keno currently owns and operates Keno Auctions in New York City. Prior to Keno Auctions, Leigh owned and operated Leigh Keno American Antiques where he sold an impressive variety of American furniture, folk art and paintings including several masterpieces, often setting world record prices. Leigh is proud to have helped build some of the best private and institutional collections of Americana in the world. 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 tenure of nearly 26 years at Sotheby's, Leslie has been directly responsible for numerous record-breaking sales of Americana, most recently the 2005 sale of the Nicholas Brown tea table attributed to John Goddard. Estimated at $2 million to $5 million, the table achieved a spectacular $8.4 million, a new auction record for any table and the second-highest price for American furniture.
The Keno brothers also authored Hidden Treasures: Searching for Masterpieces of American Furniture. Beginning in 2001, they wrote monthly furniture and design columns for House Beautiful and This Old House magazines and are currently Editors at Large for Traditional Home magazine for which they write a monthly column. In 2005, the President awarded both Leigh and Leslie with the National Humanities Medal. About ABC Home
ABC Home manifests a retail paradigm shift, composing a revolutionary platform for offering cause related product through beauty, experience and magic. ABC serves as a guide for a conscious, influential, and globally minded clientele to creatively commit to nurturing the planet and its communities while actualizing home as a sacred space.
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