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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 have a dining set of my mothers that she purchased from a

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Customer: I have a dining set of my mothers that she purchased from a friend many years ago. I am thinking it might be a Phyfe original. I cannot find any identifying marks other than a "D" on the bottom of each chair. Can you help?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is Glenda
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Glenda

Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Thank you for the pictures. What makes you think this is a Duncan Phyfe Original set? Did someone tell you this? Here is a look at original Duncan Phyfe furniture. http://www.artemisantiques.com/Catalog.aspx?cat_id=23&category=Duncan+Phyfe+Furniture

Then later the style became what is more commonly seen on the market today, the standard Mahogany, with the Brass feet, brass pulls ets. All very plain and simple.

Glenda

Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

This is an early 20th century Sheraton and Phyfe Revival style dining suite and not an original furniture piece from the late 18th to early 19th century. On today's market, your set can sell for as high as $800 - $1200.

Please take a moment to leave a rating by clicking the stars. If you require further assistance, no worries, the question thread does not close even after leaving a rating.

~Nora

Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello

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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 20th century Sheraton and Phyfe Revival style dining suite has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $2***-**-****.00, I have actually seen this set sell for much more then this. Prices 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.

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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. 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! 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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It was a pleasure working for you,

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Glenda

Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Just checking in to see if you viewed your answer and if you are seeking further assistance?

Please let me know.

Sincerely,

Nora

Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year 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. I will be happy to help with any further question you might have on this, in order to receive credit for my work.
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Thank you so much!
Glenda