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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 bought two Chippendale style chairs from an family from

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I bought two Chippendale style chairs from an family from New Hampshire. Just wondered if they are authentic, era they are from, 7 what they might be worth. earl
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 10 months ago.

Hello my name is***** will be happy to help you.
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This is your answer, please rate this after reading the answer. You do so clicking one of the top stars or smiley faces ( on phones possibly )!
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The Chippendale Chairs are from the late 1800's to early part of the 20thC, this is Chippendale Style. Original Chippendale Chairs are from the mid 1700's. Chippendale style has been reproduced continuously since it's inception. The Chair has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $250.00-275.00 each, depending on the condition and where it is for sale at. For insurance purposes ( cost replacement ) the value is 45-50% higher. If you feel the Chairs do date to the 1700's you would need to have them looked at in person my a Certified Appraiser, in order to authenticate and value them. 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.
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Keep in mind that not all estimated values are obtained, your geographic area plays a big role in what prices can be obtained. 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.
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You can sell on 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! If you sell to a dealer, antique shop 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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Expert:  Glenda B. replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

Hi, I'm just checking in once again to see how things are going. Let me know if you still need help with this questions. Since it is not rated yet, I wonder if there was a problem with the answer I provided for you?
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Thank you so much!
Glenda