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We have a beautiful display hutch that we bought from a

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We have a beautiful display hutch that we bought from a couple that her mother had just passed. I was working at a worldwide moving company and they were moving all her belongings from the house so it could be sold. We are in dire financial situation since my husband just had neck surgery and has been off work for quite some time now.
We would like to know a value...although we have no idea the manufacturer, wood type, year of production or anything about the piece. It has beautiful curved, beveled glass in the top and bottom. The top piece is lighted. I also have a few more pictures if needed.
Dimensions are: 92" H x 68" W (split @ 44" H)
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 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.

I am so sorry you are having such problems. I will work with you to get a value but I need a bit more information.

Could I have a photo of where the side of a drawer joins with the front of the drawer?

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Kind regards,
Doris

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Here are a few other pics...but I'm at work & don't have the exact one you're asking for. I can have that for you a little later this afternoon. Is there any other photos you need besides the ones I added?
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 months ago.

If you have one of the back, it would be helpful. It may be too heavy to move. If so, do not worry about that picture.

Kind regards,

Doris

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I do not have one of the back & it is VERY heavy.
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 months ago.

Then do not move, please. Do you know if it is plywood?

Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 months ago.

The drawer picture is important as it helps determine part of the age.

You can send that to me this evening.

Kind regards,

Doris

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I don't think it is...but not 100% positive.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Do you know what kind of wood it is?
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 months ago.

It is very hard to tell from a photo but it looks like a light mahogany.

Do you know if the original pulls have been replaced?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I don't. As I said...we really know nothing about the piece. The couple we bought it from had no place for it to go due to its size & just needed it gone. She did say that her mother had had the piece for quite some time but she didn't know anything about it or where her mother had gotten it.
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 months ago.

The front side of the drawer will tell me a lot. It may be a veneer. I like the fact that it is curved.

I see this evening when you can send the photos.

My best to you.

Kind regards,

Doris

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Actually ALL the glass is curved...bottom & top glass. I'm trying to see if my husband is awake to get me the pictures you need. I'll let you know as soon as I have them. Thank you so much!!
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 months ago.

There is absolutely no hurry on my end.

Kind regards,

Doris

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
My husband just sent me a few more pictures...but some are a little blurry (don't think he knows how to focus his phone camera...lol). If you need better ones...I can send those this evening when I get home from work. But here goes....
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 months ago.

Thank your husband for me but unfortunately the images are too blurred to be useful.

I know he must have spent a lot of time to take them but there is just not enough detail.

Please send clear images when you get a chance.

Again, there is no hurry.

Kind regards,

Doris

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Not a problem...I'll take some better ones when I get home this evening.
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 months ago.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I so apologize. My husband was having a hard time last night...really hurting...and I did not get a chance to get you the pictures you needed. I will make sure this evening I get you the pictures you asked for. Thanks!!
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 months ago.

Thank you.

I am sorry your husband is having such a hard time.

Kind regards,

Doris

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I am very upset. I haven’t been able to get the pictures you requested because I had to take my husband back to the hospital due to complications. Because of all of this...I have not actually received an appraisal for our piece. I was charged on 8/31 the FULL price on an appraisal... $58. I just want to cancel this...and get a refund. I'm completely disappointed & would like to get this handled ASAP. How do I handle this...
Again...thank you!
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 months ago.

I am so very sorry about your husband. I can understand why you are upset.

I really cannot give you a ballpark value as there very wide difference in range in such types of pieces.

That said, you need to contact customer support.

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Should you change your mind, please know there is no hurry at my end. I am here most days.

I wish you the very best.

Kind regards,

Doris