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Doris - dfm925
Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner Nashville Appraisals Corporation
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 8112
Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of Nashville Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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I just purchased a Victorian cast iron tree. It currently

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I just purchased a Victorian cast iron hall tree. It currently has the original black finish. Will it affect the value if I have it painted white?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

Yes. Most definitely. Anytime you paint an antique, it lowers the value.

To tell you the value of your Victor***** ***** tree, I will need a photo along with the dimensions.

To send photos you may use the "attach" or "add" link or "paper clip" you see on your reply page.

I look forward to your reply.

Kind regards,

Doris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Your answer does not surprise me. I am attaching a photo of a hall tree that identical to mine.
Mine does have the tray in the umbrella stand and the mirror has lost some of the finish. The metal is in very good shape.
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry but I did not receive your photo.

Kind regards,

Doris

Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.

Is the one identical to yours for sale?

If it is, what is the price?

Kind regards,

Doris

Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.

If I have provided all the information you require, please rate me a positive. This costs you nothing extra.

If you need more information, please let me know before you rate me.

Kind regards,

Doris