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Glenda B.
Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
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Experience:  40+ yrs. Experience, 40+yrs.Dealer buying/selling antiques.14+ yrs. Antique Store Owner. Member of AOA, AADA. Advanced studies in Antiques at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
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I am trying to get an appraisal on a curio cabinet.

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Hello, I am trying to get an appraisal on a curio cabinet.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.
My name is Glenda,
I will be glad to help you today.
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Glenda
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
A photo is attached.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please let me know if additional photos are needed
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello
The images came in pretty small on my end, can you tell me if this is Oak?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes, the curio cabinet is Oak.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello, can you tell me who the manufacturer is, the approximate year, value, etc.?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please let me know if additional photos are needed.
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
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The Oak Curio Cabinet has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $1***-**-****.00, depending on the condition and where it is for sale at. These will typically sell higher in an Antique Shop or Private sale compared to an auction. If you are thinking of selling, you might want to check your local Antique Shops in the area to see what yours or one like it would sell for or has sold for, then you can decide to sell online or locally. As antiques and collectibles are subject in selling price to different areas across the country. Larger Metropolitan Areas bring higher prices then Smaller Cities.
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If you plan on selling this I would list this for sell on the internet where it will have the largest shopping market. There are some great sites you can sell from. You can sell in your local area or a larger city near you with Craigslist, it is free, and when they item sells the buyer picks it up.
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You can sell on Etsy, which is a great place to sell from, you list Vintage Items, they can stay until they sell. Much like having a little store online.
There is also Rubylane, which is a more upscale site where people sell more expensive items.
There is also Tias and GoAntiques, which is on the same scale of Rubylane.
There is Amazon Market Place, ArtFire and of course Ebay. All of these sites get you a lot of World Wide exposure and bring the best traffic. They are all great!
Keep in mind if you sell to a dealer or antique or resell shop you can expect to get about 30-40% of what it is worth since they have to resell the item.
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If you have any further questions or problem about your answer, please reply to me before deciding to leave a negative rating, which does effect my job.
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If you would like to work with me on further questions you might have, it would be a pleasure to work with you again. All you have to do is put my name ( Glenda ) at the beginning of your question.
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Thank you so much!
Glenda
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Who is the MANUFACTURER, what YEAR was it made, who has an exact item CURRENTLY IN STOCK? I am NOT trying to sell the curio cabinet. I am a U.S. Army Soldier and Aprin Van Lines Destroyed mine during a move. I am trying to get a accurate appraisal so I can file a claim with the US Army Legal Office. Unfortunately, thus far, you have not provide me with the amount of detail required.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Attached are some photos of the damage.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
All of the glass was crushed and tossed out by the moving company, the doors were torn off, and it has serious structural damage.
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello
I am sorry your question did not state this information. It was
" Hello, I am trying to get an appraisal on a curio cabinet ". We are an online site that values items for customers, so that is what I was providing, I had no idea you wanted all of this other information.
I cannot provide to you who made this unless it is marked on the back with a makers name, no one can. I cannot tell you when it was made since I cannot inspect this in person, no one can. It appears to be from the 1915-20 era. I cannot tell you who currently has this in stock since I do not know who made it.
I am sure the US Army Legal Office will require a written appraisal on this which we cannot supply online, that is done in person so the appraiser can give legal appraisal on their company letter head.
All we can do online is provide you what the current market value is, this is what the curio cabinet would sell for on the secondary market it it were in a retail shop it would sell for more. For insurance purposes ( cost replacement ) the value is 45-50% higher then the market value.
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Glenda