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Doris
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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What is the value of a Chinese four paneled, six foot tall,

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What is the value of a Chinese four paneled, six foot tall, hand carved room divider? Each panel has different scenes carved into it.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year 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.

How lovely!

Thank you for the information and photo.

Please allow me time to research the data required by your question, calculate current values and write my answer.

I should be back in 40 minutes.

I thank you in advance for your patience.

Kind regards,

Doris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do I need to stay on this website to wait for your reply?
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

No. You can come back as any time.

Kind regards,

Doris

Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

From my research, I was able to determine a retail vintage shop value of $15,500 for your 4 panel 6ft tall hand carved Chinese screen.

A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.

I hope I have helped you.

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Doris

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Wow, do you have any idea where we could list it for sale in southern Calif?
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

If you would like to sell close to retail , some ideas are:

The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.

Etsy.com - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.
GoAntiques.com - more upscale fee based
Rubylane.com - more upscale fee based
Tias.com
Amazon Marketplace: http://services.amazon.com/content/sell-on-amazon.htm/ref=footer_soa?ld=AZFSSOA
cyberattic.com
trocadero.com

Another method that could be very effective would be to place a classified in the "Maine Antique Digest" It has a large readership of collectors all across the country.

I highly recommend this method. They only charge $25 for 25 words in a classified ad. There publication is as a monthly newspaper as well as on their internet website.

http://www.maineantiquedigest.com/advertising

Make sure you list your screen as local pick-up only. That way, the customer will have to make arrangements for shipping.

If you want to sell quickly at about 1/2 retail, then I will research dealers that might be interested.

Give me s few minutes to locate dealers. I will reply in about 20 minutes.

Kind regards,

Doris

Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Here are three -

Philosophy Antiques Designs

Laguna Beach, CA

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Robert Kuo

W. Hollywood, CA 90069

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Cain Modern

W Hollywood, CA 90048

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Kind regards,

Doris

Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hi there!
I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help or do you have more questions about your item that would help?

Let me know,
Kind regards,
Doris

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