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Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
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Was wanting to know about this piece of furniture I just gotwould

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Was wanting to know about this piece of furniture I just gotwould like to send you picture
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi There~
My name is ***** ***** I am here to help with your question.
What area of the country was this purchased and what, if any background do you know about it at this point?
At your convenience, please send more photos.
When evaluating an item, photos are essential to helping me come to a correct assessment.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Nora this I believe mohogany hall tree was handed down to me in California although it did have a shipping sticker on the backside that is now missing during transport from Carlsbad to la mesa Southern California I will include more pictures it also was previously owned by Ellen Kardashian who I believe we all know was sold to me from previous owner who said it scared her young children she got it from a lady who dated Ellen kardashian who also resided in Carlsbad California I put a post on Craigslist for $7200.00 just to see if their would be any response and I'm less than an hour I have this guy totally interested
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
HI Dean,
You have a 3rd quarter 19th century, circa 1870's Victorian era, Renaissance Revival style grand scale hall tree.
Without a maker mark or stamp where this was made and by whom cannot be definitively stated, through the style can be attributed to makers, Mitchell & Rammelsberg from Cincinnati, Ohio.
Based on comparables of size, material, age and quality, this is a $12,000 - $20,000 piece at auction. A retail price, depending on the dealer, can up to $40,000, though as a private seller, it is more realistic to benchmark your asking price based on auction sale numbers.
Here is a link to a comparable that sold for $12,900:
http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/breathtaking-victorian-walnut-lighted-402431152
Here is a link to a Mitchell & Rammelsberg attributed hall tree that sold for $18,900:
http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/fantastic-rare-victorian-rococo-rosewood-hall
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