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Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser
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Experience:  40+ yrs. Experience, 40+yrs.Dealer buying/selling antiques.14+ yrs. Antique Store Owner. Member of AOA, AADA. Advanced studies in Antiques at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
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Can I send you a picture of a daybed. It is a trundle bed. I

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Can I send you a picture of a daybed. It is a trundle bed. I would like to identify what period it was made and where might I find the furniture makes identification.
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: Is there a way I can send you a picture?
JA: Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: Not sure. I would like some one to look at the picture of this day bed. I think it was made around 1900.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 5 months ago.

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

Is it possible to upload photos of the item, including any and all marks?

If you don’t have photos, I can do my best without them—just let me know—but it’s more accurate with photos.

There should be a +ADD FILES feature next to our Send button.

If not, then there is a paperclip above the reply box that you click to attach photos.

If you need help with photos, you can call Customer Service at no charge at 1-***-***-****. The phone call pop-up you may get is for help with the actual appraisal, not for technical stuff like photos. There’s no charge for customer service to help you with photos.

I look forward to working with you.

Sincerely, Jennifer

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Jennifer,
Here is the picture of the dat bed. Where would I look for the makers mark. I have a tag from the bed that reads serial #5922. The message on the tag states " ever complete dat bed has a different serial number only parts with this serial number should be used ", etc. The tag is old and very fragile.
Thanks for your help.
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 5 months ago.

Is it possible to upload a photo of the tag?

A mark might be on the bottom.

Jennifer

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Jennifer,
Here are three shots of the tag.
Regina
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 5 months ago.

Thanks. How does this piece work? Does it fold out?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
The bottom panel pulls out fand up to meet the top.
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 5 months ago.

Thank you.

I am unable to identify this piece. I am going to opt out so another appraiser can pick it up. You don't have to do anything, and won't be charged any further fees.

Expert:  Glenda B. replied 5 months ago.

Hello

There is no way to know for sure who made this Mahogany, Day/Trundle bed, it was produced in the early part of the 1900's. The tag is letting the furniture store it was shipped to that when it is put together parts are marked so the right parts are put with the right bed. This can be valued even though the manufacturer is unknown if you like?

Glenda

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Glenda, please provide me with a value for this piece.
Thank you,
ReginaNot sure received my response
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 5 months ago.

Hi,

Thank you,

This is your answer please read entirely, if you have no further questions after reading this please rate me. Appraisers are independent, we come to the site to answer questions customers post there. We answer then are rated by the customer for our professionalism to the customer. Once rated we are then compensated by the site for our time, at no cost to the customer.
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I have been in the antique business for over 45 years, Appraising, Antique shop owner, also buying and selling on today's current market. it is my pleasure to put my experience to work for you.
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The Mahogany Trundle / Day Bed Mission Style has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $***-**-****.00 depending on the condition and where it is for sale at. These will typically sell higher in an Antique Shop or Private sale compared to an auction. If you are thinking of selling, you might want to check your local Antique Shops in the area to see what yours or one like it would sell for or has sold for, then you can decide to sell online or locally.
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Keep in mind that not all estimated values are obtained, your geographic area plays a big role in what prices can be obtained. If you plan on selling this I would list this for sell on the internet where it will have the largest shopping market. There are some great sites you can sell from.
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You can sell on Etsy, which is a great place to sell from, you list Vintage Items, they can stay until they sell. Much like having a little store online. There is also Rubylane, which is a more upscale site where people sell more expensive items. There is also Tias and GoAntiques, which is on the same scale of Rubylane. There is Amazon Market Place, and of course Ebay. All of these sites get you a lot of World Wide exposure and bring the best traffic. They are all great!
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If you sell to a dealer, antique shop or resell shop you can expect to get about 30-40% of what it is worth since they have to resell the item.
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Please ask any question you might have about your answer before rating this.
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It was a pleasure working for you. If you have more items you need values for. Just send to "Glenda Only" I would be happy to help.
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Glenda,
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Expert:  Glenda B. replied 5 months ago.

Hi,
I'm just checking in once again to see how things are going.
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Let me know if you still need help with this question.
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At no cost to the customer, so please take a moment to rate this answer.

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I strive to answer any and all questions a customer might have in order for you to have a enjoyable experience with me as an appraiser.
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A Rating is much appreciated
Thank you so much!
Glenda