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My friend moved and left me with two hand carved chinese arm chairs. They are very intricately carved, handmade and have a reddish tone to the wood. I would like to sell them but I don't know where to start. Any advice?
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Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 3 years ago
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This is a reproduction of a Mandarin Chinese master chair made of cypress wood from the late 1700's. These chairs are being made in Shaghai and in Thailand even now and aged to look like antiques. I do think yours were made around 1890-1910. These chairs have a value of $1200.00 each
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Thank you. Do you have any suggestions about how I should go about selling them?
Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 3 years ago
The best thing to do in your case is to contact an antiques auction that also has an online presence (invaluable.com and/or liveauctioneers.com). You can go on either of these websites and do searches by zip code, region so that you could find one nearest to you (pick the largest city near you for best prices at auction) . If you consign, they will take it away for you and handle everything. This will cost a 10-20% commission off of the check that they would send you 14 to 45 days after the auction.
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