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AppraiserJM, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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Experience:  Certified Appraiser, Appraiser's Association of America. USPAP qualified through 2015.
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Prudent Mallard Half-Tester Bed……i have one looking to sell

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Prudent Mallard Half-Tester Bed……i have one looking to sell king size i have seen them range from $11,000 to $45,000 how can i know where to find the Hallmark or if it an original?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser, and I'd be happy to help.

What is interesting is that even beds with a Prudent Miller label may not be by Prudent Miller--it's quite odd, the story of those beds and other furniture.

The best place to start would be to upload a few photos for me to look at. Also, examine the bed carefully all over, especially the side rails (and inside if you can) for marks, labels, names, or numbers.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

Thank you.

Unfortunately, based on the construction and styling, this appears to be a contemporary reproduction, quite similar (but not identical) to this one:

These are typically produced in Asia, often Indonesia, then sold in the US and European markets. Sometimes they are sold as reproductions, sometimes they are passed off as antiques.

Sorry for any disappointment.



Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

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