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My cherry pegged early 19C huntboard and my solid walnut bench

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my cherry pegged early 19C huntboard and my solid walnut bench were destroyed in a house fire. The form of the furniture is still there, but they are completely charred and have what is called an alligator surface where the damage is. All I need is for someone to look at them and tell me what I can get for insurance. How should I approach this? Should i take them to an appraiser and have him/her take a look and see what a "replacement value" is?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The huntboard was solid cherry and had wooden pegs for nails. I know the type of wood makes a big difference. Also the walnut bench was solid, and I know the actual bench is one solid piece of walnut, which is 20" deep. I know that's unusual for a seat art of a bench.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I mean "a seat part" of the bench
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi There~
My name is ***** ***** I am here to help with your question.
At your convenience, please send either current or before photos of these pieces.
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