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Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner Nashville Appraisals Corporation
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 8119
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 have a lighted corner china hutch with two upper glass

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I have a lighted corner china hutch with two upper glass doors, a middle drawer and two solid doors at the bottom. The upper section has two glass shelves. In the middle pull-out drawer, it is stamped with "Virginia House". I've had it for about 25 years and bought it from an auction so don't know the exact age. I have been trying to find what the value of it is and approximate age.
Thank you.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 4 months 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.

Your Virginia House cabinet dates 1960s-1980s. It is not an antique, To be considered an antique, an item must be over 100 years old.

The company was located in Atkins, VA. It was bought-out in the 1990s.

Your vintage cabinet would have an estimated retail value of $770-970

assuming good condition and depending on sale location.

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.

If you would like to sell close to estimated 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

Try your nearest CraigsList.com where you can list items for free.

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

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

In general, a private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of estimated retail value.

Insurance replacement values are usually about 10% more than retail values.

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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 4 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