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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
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Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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I have a king size bed spread made in1784 it has a salm from

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I have a king size bed spread made in1784 it has a salm from the bible around the outside with jungle animals on all sides and an angel in the middle it was made by my great great great grandmother who's father was the Earl of Shaftsberry at that time what's it worth can send photos sincerely ***** *****
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years 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.
Please send photos.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Doris sorry I've been busy moving house. Will try to send photos of bed spread made in 1780s not very computer savvy.
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
There is no hurry.
Kind regards,
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
I received your photos.
Please allow me time to study them and write my answer.
Kind regards.
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
Your bedspread looks similar to the cross-stitch samplers made in the late 18thC where religious themes and verses were often popular.
A 17th/18thC bedspread sold on eBay for $4500 on 12.17.06.
EBay auctions are often considered to sell at wholesale pricing.
Given its provenance your George III bedspread has a retail antiques store value range of $5000-6000 assuming good condition.
A private seller to a dealer can expect 40-60% of retail value.
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Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
Hi there!
I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help?
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