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I have some old furniture...
I have some old furniture a dressing table to be exact from 30 years ago I would like make room for a new one. I heard since these are nearly impossible to find and some markets would like these items. I would wonder though what is the best way to appraise such an item. The dresser has a mirror and drawers, it is a bit old and worn though. I wonder is it a good idea to do this or should it just be disposed or donated?
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Antique Expert: Frank, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 2 years ago
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I will send out the pictures soon.
Antique Expert: Frank, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 2 years ago

Thank you . I look forward to the photo.

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Antique Expert: Frank, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 2 years ago

Thanks for sending over those photos.

Do you see any maker's names or markings inside the drawers?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I looked inside the drawers and behind the drawers I could not find any carvings or markings inside. It was a custom made that a previous owner left behind when they sold their house to us back in 1980.
Antique Expert: Frank, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 2 years ago

Thank you for getting back to me.

The faded white stained bedroom set shows the grains of a white oak, which is what appears to be what the set in its entirety is composed of.

These sets were fairly common in the late 1970's and early 1980's and in the current market are not quite as big of sellers as the midcentury modern pieces produced closer to the 1960's

In fair condition, the bedroom set would have a resale value of between 400-500 USD. To be honest, if you are hot to trot on bringing in new items, donation would be the best way of getting rid of the set, as it may sit for sale for some time. Another option would be a local auction house, as they would be able to sell the set in one fell swoop in an in-person auction.

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Antique Expert: Frank, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 2 years ago

I hope this information was helpful to you today.

Best of luck with your bedroom set .

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I guess the auction house sounds like a good idea. I will just have to haul it there. I wonder how does it work?
Antique Expert: Frank, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 2 years ago

Auction companies occasionally do come out for larger items such as your furniture and can haul it out for you. The auctioneer would take percentage of the consignment, usually between 10-30% based on the auction house and they would present the items to an auction floor or online and the items would be sold as is.

Again, you would be at the mercy of the auction crowd, so items would be sold as is to the highest bidder.

Hope this helps. Thanks again for your feedback,

Frank

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thanks for your advice.
What are some examples for auction companies in the San Diego area?
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