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Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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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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My mother bought a Heavily carved oak cabinet set on an oak

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My mother bought a Heavily carved oak cabinet set on an oak stand with 4 ball legs. Balls about the size duck bowling balls'
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: .it was purchased right after WW II from a castle on the Rhine in Germany. It is highly carved with two nude women one on each side of the cabinet, it about six feet high, thirty inches wide with one door in,center which locks. Although large, not much could go in the shelved area behind the door as it is not a large space, tobacco or money?
JA: Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: We have been told it is circa 1500-1600s. Flemish or German. A mans bearded dface is carved at the cabinets top center. Told that was the artist

My name isCustomerand I would love to help. There were no photos of the piece that came with your original inquiry.
Please use the Add Files feature on your screen to add pictures of the item.
The add files feature works best if you add one pic, add something like PIC 1 in the text box, hit send, then do the next.
Once you do add pictures, give me some time to research.
No need to sit by the computer, you will get an email when I respond.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thanks. I'll send them tomorrow. It's raining and 1 am here, and its up at the other house.

Understood, it is 4am here and I am only up because I could not sleep and was checking the site for questions.

I will get an email when you respond later with photos. Get some rest!

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thanks. You too.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Sorry, but I don't see how to add photos, which I have. I dont see 'add files' on your site I see 'add' but I think,that's for more comments
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Found add files but dont know to attach photos on your site
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I read that and went to my pictures on my phone, but it doesn't tell me how to attach the picture. On a message or email you click the paperclip or attachment prompt, but that's not on your add files box. 11 year old is coming over on Saturday. I'm sure he can do it in a second

First you have to transfer the photos from your phone TO your computer with a USB cord.

Then follow the second set of instructions once the photos are on your computer.

If that is too much trouble, you can email pictures to***@******.*** and put 'forCustomerin antiques' in the subject line.
Use the same email that you used when creating your account so that they will recognize you.
These do not arrive instantly, so thanks in advance for some patience when sending this way (might be overnight).

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok, thanks. Its not that it's too much trouble, its that I don't understand how to do it. I'm 70, and I bet there are a lot of older people who don't,know how to ,either. That loses business for you, and, hey, we older people have a lot of the antiques. Many 30 somethings want modern stuff. Why not simplify for everyone.

I couldn't agree with you more!

The experts work FOR the site but not AT the site, so the 'simplify' part is not in my wheelhouse, as they say.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Got it.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I had my daughter send the pictures to,the support center and they said,they got them. I told her to put your name on them. They said just put Catharine McRae on it and they'll know who,to give them to, which she did. I'm hoping you have,them now.,sorry to be such a problem.

I do not have them yet, we'll see if they are here by morning. In the meantime, you could contact customer service if you could and tell them to forward the photos toCustomerin antiques as a back up plan.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Customer support says they got the pictures and forwarded them to you.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Here are screenshots of the photos:

These are wonderful, thank you. They came at the same time that support wrote me and said the 22 files overloaded the system and that is why I did not get them.

Give me the day to go over these that you have added here and do proper research for you. This will work and I do apologize for the inconveniences at the start. You will get am email when I respond later today. Thanks!

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thank you so much.
Ps. My brother claimed this when my mother died and he wants to sell it off as he wants money. I want to keep it in the family as we've had it 50 years and mom loved it. I want to know if its worth me buying it from him. You may or may not give values, but he wants $7000 and I'd like to know if it's,worth that. I know antique prices have fallen in the past,few years. But I do know its very old, not a copy or revival piece.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I tried to,find something similar on line, but haven't seen anything exactly like it. I saw one cabinet but it was totally uncarved.

This is a circa 1550 Flemish (Belgian) Mechelen oak (or walnut-hard to tell exactly-but they were always made on one of these two woods) narrow buffet, sideboard, hutch. Flemish Mechelen styling was a Belgian interpretation of the French Hunting style with ornate carving.This piece has a current value of $3,000 on the secondary market. There was also a Mechelen Revival of this style in the 1890's, but you mentioned that you are quite certain this is not one of those pieces.

To finish, I will need you to leave a feedback by clicking the stars and clicking the green submit button, thanks!

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thank you so much. You saved me some money

You are welcome.
If you would like to use me on any future questions (you just start a new question for each item) put "ForCustomerOnly" as the first three words of the question, most professionals on the site will respect that request.
I specialize in porcelain, glass, art, furniture, coins, watches, pocket watches, jewelry and just about everything else.
You never know what you might have!

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok. I will keep that in mind.

I will be the last to answer here so that the question will close, thanks so much!