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Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner Nashville Appraisals Corporation
Category: Antiques
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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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Antique Walnut button backed arm chair it's been in family

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Antique Walnut button backed arm chair it's been in family since my grandparents day I am in my 70's so that in late 1849's or there abouts.
what its value it's in excellent condition
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 confused by your date. Your grandparents would not have been alive in 1849s.

What would you date the acquisition of this chair by your family?

Kind regards,

Doris

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I'm so sorry I'm hopeless with dates. My nan passed in 1970 age 84 and it had been in her family before herb
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 months ago.

I do not accept requests for phone calls. I give my best answers in thoughtful writing.

Besides, you will have an assessment to print out. I did not send you the pop-up.

Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 months ago.

Thank you for the information.

Please allow me time to research the data required by your question, calculate current values and write my answer.

I should return within 30 minutes.

I thank you in advance for your patience.

Kind regards,

Doris

Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 months ago.

Your chair is mid-19thC balloon backed Victorian period style.

My research of current values indicates the estimated retail value of your chair would be $1250-1450 assuming good condition and depending on sale geographic 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.

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

These sites carry antique as well as vintage items.
Accept PayPal only.

Etsy.com - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.
Artfire.com
Bonanza.com

Or your nearest CraigsList.com where you can list items for free. Accept cash only.

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

In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.

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

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Doris

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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 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

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Hello. Thank you for your help it was truly appreciated. Pamela.
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 months ago.

You are most welcome.

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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 3 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

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