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Please help identify my couch.

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Please help identify my couch.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Robert S. replied 1 year ago.

Hi Burt,

My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to help with your beautiful sofa. Thanks for the excellent photo, I can see exactly what you have.

This would be described as an American empire revival sofa, a reproduction of a style that became popular in the first two decades of the 1800s, characterized by the roll arms, horizontal crest rail and out-turned 'sabre' legs.

Yours looks like it dates to the third quarter 20th century.

As for value, this example very similar to yours, sold at auction for $700 which is probably representative.

I would therefore give yours an auction value in the range of $650 - $1000.

It therefore has a full retail value (if you saw it for sale in an antique store, say) of $2000 and is what you should insure it for.

I do hope this helps!

Best wishes,
Robert S.

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