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We have an antique table approx size 48x36 we think it's

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We have an antique table approx size 48x36 we think it's tiger oak not much information sorry
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 5 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
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Doris

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thank you I look forward to hearing from you
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 5 months ago.

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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 5 months ago.

Your table with barley twist legs appears to be oak, but not tiger oak.

It dates 1920s.

My research and experience indicate it has an estimated retail value of $1050-1200.

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.

If you would like to sell close to retail , some ideas are:

The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.

Etsy.com - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.
Artfire.com
Bonanza.com
Amazon Marketplace: http://services.amazon.com/content/sell-on-amazon.htm/ref=footer_soa?ld=AZFSSOA

These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.
GoAntiques.com
Rubylane.com
Tias.com
cyberattic.com
trocadero.com

A method that could be very effective would be to place a classified in the "Maine Antique Digest" It has a large readership of collectors all across the country.

I highly recommend this method. They only charge $25 for 25 words in a classified ad. This publication is a monthly newspaper as well as on their internet website.

http://www.maineantiquedigest.com/advertising

Be sure to specify local pick up only. That way the buyer would be responsible for obtaining his own insurance and transport.

A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.

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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 5 months ago.

Hi there!

I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help or do you have more questions about your item that would help?

Kind regards,
Doris

Expert:  Nora replied 5 months ago.

Hello,

This is an oak table from 1880 - 1890 and done in a Renaissance Revival style with Solomonic Twist legs on claw over glass feet. There are portions where the oak is quarter-sawn, as seen on the apron along the side just under the top - and that is also referred to as tiger oak. On today's market, this table will realistically sell for $400 - $600 at auction.

You can, however, ask any price you please on an item you own, the key factor is finding a buyer at your asking price.

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.

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