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Just purchased a 4-piece rattan living-room set from the

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Just purchased a 4-piece rattan living-room set from the estate of composer David Rose (was Judy Garland's 1st husband). Trying to get information about the year. Think it might be bar harbor but have never seen anything like this design.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Appraisals
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 6 months ago.

Hello

If this is not marked with a makers name there is no way to know who made this. It can be valued for what it is though, if this is what you are looking for. The set appears to be from the 60's. I have seen, and appraised several sets like this.

Glenda

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Can you estimate its value?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
There are also two chairs
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 6 months ago.

Hello

Thank you for that information.

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The Rattan Patio/Sun Room set, Settee and two Chairs, circa: 1960's has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $1***-**-****.00 depending on the condition and where it is for sale at. These will typically sell higher in an Antique Shop or Private sale compared to an auction. If you are thinking of selling, you might want to check your local Antique Shops in the area to see what yours or one like it would sell for or has sold for, then you can decide to sell online or locally.
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Keep in mind that not all estimated values are obtained, your geographic area plays a big role in what prices can be obtained. If you plan on selling this I would list this for sell on the internet where it will have the largest shopping market. There are some great sites you can sell from.
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You can sell on Etsy, which is a great place to sell from, you list Vintage Items, they can stay until they sell. Much like having a little store online. There is also Rubylane, which is a more upscale site where people sell more expensive items. There is also Tias and GoAntiques, which is on the same scale of Rubylane. There is Amazon Market Place, ArtFire and of course Ebay. All of these sites get you a lot of World Wide exposure and bring the best traffic. They are all great! If you sell to a dealer, antique shop or resell shop you can expect to get about 30-40% of what it is worth since they have to resell the item.
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Glenda

Expert:  Glenda B. replied 6 months ago.

Hello,

Hi, I'm just checking in once again to see how things are going. Let me know if you still need help with this question. I will be happy to help with any further question you might have on this. I strive to answer any and all questions a customer might have in order for you to have a enjoyable experience with me as an appraiser.
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Thank you so much!
Glenda

Expert:  Nora replied 6 months ago.

Hello,

This set dates to the 1940's -1950's and done in a Ypsilanti Rattan style. With the provenance, or history of past ownership, the set has a value of $3000 - $4000 on today's market.

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