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Will, Certified Appraiser
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Experience:  30+ Years expertise in antiques and collectibles
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We have come into the ownership of an antique chandelier.

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We have come into the ownership of an antique chandelier. The only markings that we have been able to see says that it was made in Spain. It is brass, has 5 arms, with leaf
decor on the arms, which glass or crystal prisms hang from. I think it would be beautiful if we cleaned it up. There is one matching sconce. Any idea of its value?

Hi! My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am pleased to assist you. Based on a review of current recorded and documented sales of similar items in the past year and your description, the current market value is estimated to be from $850 to $1,200. Hope this helps!

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Can you give me an idea of the kind of a place that might be iinterested in buying this chandelier? I live between Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Would you contact a dealer in Pgh. if you were me, an auction house, or what?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I wrote a second question asking if you could advise me on the kind of place that might be interested in buying my chandelier. I live between Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Would you contact a dealer in Pittsburgh if you were me? Maybe an auction house? Where?

Honestly, I would first try a listing under collectibles on since dealers will want a discount of 40-50% and auction houses will charge 20-25% (and generally not offer a reserve for you--meaning somebody could buy it for $3.00)....the listing is free--so you have nothing to lose! Best, Will
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