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Doris
Doris, Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
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Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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I am wondering if this chair has any value. It seems to be a

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Customer: i am wondering if this chair has any value.
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 seems to be a teak caned chaise with a hanger at the end. Curved arm rests. Can I send a picture?
JA: Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: There is a "made in Indonesia label underneath
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques and art collector as well as dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you. Please know I do not send pop-up offers. Although I am USPAP-trained, the assessments given here do not meet USPAP requirements.
Thoughtful responses take time. My responses are not instantaneous.

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Doris

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Expert:  Doris replied 2 months ago.

Thank you for the photos.

Give me a few minutes to study these and write my answer.

Expert:  Doris replied 2 months ago.

I wish the caning were not damaged. Replacing it will be expensive.

This flaw lowers the value of your vintage chaise lounge.

As is, it has an estimated retail value of $400-500.

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.

If you would like to sell close to estimated retail, some ideas are:

The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.

Be sure to specify local pick up only for large items. That way the buyer would be responsible for obtaining his own insurance and transport.

These sites carry antique as well as vintage items.
Accept PayPal only.

Etsy.com - small fees-20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.
Artfire.com

These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.
GoAntiques.com
Rubylane.com
Tias.com
cyberattic.com
trocadero.com
https://www.justcollecting.com/about/selling

Or your nearest CraigsList.com where you can list items for free. Accept cash only.

Ultimately, to obtain these retail values we assume that the final value depends on sale geographic location.

In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.

Insurance replacement values are usually about 20% more than retail values.

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Doris

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok. One more question it is overall structurally solid. What would the value be if we re caned the chair?
Another, do you think this is an original from the mid 1900c or a copy from the 1990's?
Expert:  Doris replied 2 months ago.

It dates from the 1980s-1990s.

If the caning were perfect, it would have an estimated retail value of $800-900.

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Expert:  Doris replied 2 months ago.

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Hi there!

I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help or do you have more questions about your item that would help?

Kind regards,
Doris

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