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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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My mother is looking to sale a dining room set containing a

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My mother is looking to sale a dining room set containing a drop leaf dinner table with six chairs two are captain , Buffet with mirror, china cabinet, and server. We were told it's known as the Philadelphia Edition. Not sure the age definitely prior to 1960. Condition I would rate 7 out of ten. Maybe higher. Location is in Pennsylvania.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 7 months ago.

Hello, my name is Glenda
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Expert:  Nora replied 7 months ago.

Hello,

In general a vintage "Philadelphia Edition" style dining room furniture suite can sell for $800 - $2000 on today's market.

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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 7 months ago.

Hello
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I have been in the antique business for over 45 years, appraising, antique shop owner, buying and selling on today's current market. Buying and selling everything from elegant glassware to the most primitive of items and so much more to include books. I will do all I can to find out the most information on your item and the value for you. I have access to many data bases, and extensive current library of price guides, as well as access to leaders in the field of antiques and personal property. If another expert should happen to get on your question after my response to you, it is your right to let them know you are working with me. If you wish to continue working with me .
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After researching the Philadelphia Edition line, I found there were a couple of furniture makers in the Philadelphia area that produced a line called the Philadelphia Edition, two were in the 1940's one was in the 50's. All of them were quality furniture makers. The pieces you have , have an estimated value on the current market for an average of Table and Six Chairs $1***-**-****.00, China Cabinet -$1***-**-****.00, Buffet with Mirror-$***-**-****.00, Server-$650.00-675.00, 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.
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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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Glenda