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Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
Category: Antiques
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Experience:  Antiques dealer for over 10 years specializing in porcelain, glass, art, furniture, coins, watches, sterling silver, pocket watches, and jewelry.
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I have a dresser that belonged to my friend's grandmother

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I have a dresser that belonged to my friend's grandmother (her mom is innher mid-80's, so her mother would be older. I would like to seel but don't want to unerprice. So e if the hardware is missing. A furniture restorer guessed $50-$100, and with hardware the $200 I originally paid. What is your fee to appraise?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Rarewares replied 1 year ago.

This is a 1940 Chippendale style dresser, American made (exact maker unknown),

The furniture restorer has the right range for prince on this piece. You could ask $75 to $100

as it is now. If you had all of the hardware, you could ask $200 to $300 for the dresser.

Do look inside one of the top drawers as these were sometimes marked there with a stamp or label.

This would not change the value, but it would be good to know before you sell if that information is there.

Some sites that I recommend for selling are,,,,, Lushpad,, and
You can also go to or and search their directory for an auction house near you and consign to them.
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