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I have a New England Family piece, I believe it is a

sideboard, but could be a...
I have a New England Family piece, I believe it is a sideboard, but could be a chest. It has leaf carving and 1881 on it. Any ideas of where I could find the value?
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Hi,

Please send images at your convenience.

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Hi,

We will start with the just the item photo'd in 4356. Does the top lift up, like a trunk, and can I see the joinery at corner/interior as well as inside of lock mechanism and the key. Also you mention it is carved 1881, though in the photos it appears as (1)818, or 1818 with the first number 1 missing.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
the top opens. The drawer as well. Interesting that the bottom drawer has one
hand-hewn piece.

Hi,

Thank you for the additional information. Please send a photo of the lock and interior also can you confirm if it is 1818, which is what I think I see or is it 1881, which is what you stated is on it.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I will send the new images next week, toward the end of the week.

Great, I will look forward to them, thank you! ~Nora

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Here are the images I finally got back from my brother in law. Sorry for the delay. The bottom of the chest is hand hewn. Thanks, Kimberly
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I would like to also have the other piece appraised...the dry sink when this one is completed.

Hi,

Thank you for the images. Please allow me some time to look these over for you.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thanks very much

Hi,

Seeing the carvings on each of the bottom panels will be really helpful as with corners of the bottom drawer and the front/back side where attached views of the iron pulls and lock on bottom.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thanks, ***** ***** forward to knowing how to price this piece for sale.

I will need to see the other detail shots at your convenience.

~Nora

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Do you mean for the dry sink piece?

I will need to see more images of the trunk to start:

Hi,

Seeing the carvings on each of the bottom panels will be really helpful as with corners of the bottom drawer and the front/back side where attached views of the iron pulls and lock on bottom.

~Nora

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
OOPS! Image 4399 is the dry sink information...does not go with the chest.

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I do hope you find the information that you seek.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thank you.
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Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser, and I'd be happy to help.

This is an American blanket chest, from New England, circa 1818 as you indicated. These larger blanket chests, with a drawer beneath, were also known as mule chests.

http://www.columbiatribune.com/arts_life/community/origin-of-mule-chest-a-stubborn-mystery/article_d741c09b-181f-5eaa-a710-088e5fcf0a45.html

It's very likely that this was intended as a hope chest or wedding gift, and the initials MD would refer to the owner.

It's really a very lovely and exceptional piece--the tones of the wood and the rustic carving are very nice. It really seems that it was a work of love by a true craftsman.

I'd estimate the value at $5,000.00, but with the right buyers it could go higher. It's so nice!

If you are happy with my work, please provide a star rating as that's the only way I will be compensated. But if you have more questions, please let me know!

Jennifer

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thanks you very much. I am sending another piece that we are selling. It is a dry sink from the same family era.
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I want to rate you but as I am new to this service, I need to ask where to do so?
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It appears you rated the other question--which we didn't finish--rather than this one! I am heading over to work on that now.

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