"Leavens Company Furniture is American furniture produced by the Leavens Company of Boston.
Leavens Company was founded in Boston, in 1900, by William Leavens. The company manufactured a variety of styles, notably their "Cottage Furniture", in the Arts and Crafts style. Pieces usually carry a brass plate engraved LEAVENS BOSTON MASS.
Leavens "Cottage Furniture" designs tend to be of a lighter, less square construction than the Arts and Crafts pieces which many rival companies produced. The range included chiffoniers, dressing tables, writing bureaus, desks and dining chairs. The company were heavily advertised, distributing catalogues and trade advertisements. Leavens were well regarded, and remained in business longer than many rivals. They stopped production in 1930."
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Your early 20thC hutch by Leavens Furniture Co would have an estimated retail value of $2800-3500 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.comBonanza.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.comRubylane.comTias.comcyberattic.comtrocadero.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/advertisingIn 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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