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I have an antique goose neck Duncan Phyfe Sofa Bed, I think…

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I have an antique goose neck Duncan Phyfe Sofa Bed, I think from the late 20s or 30s. I would like to get a correct appraisal. Took it to a antique dealer in Ft Myers FL and they said unless it was from the early 1800s when Duncan Phyfe started, it was only worth a couple hundred dollars. I have been told by furniture upholstery people that it was worth much more. Who is right?

Expert's Assistant: Don't you just love the idea of finding something valuable in your attic? I do, but I think all I have up there is junk my brothers abandoned before they left home. Always a good idea to check things with the Antiques Appraiser, though. Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?

No, I just know it has been in the family for 80 years.

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Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 6 months ago
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Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I look forward to working with you.

Please add pictures of the item(s) and any maker's marks by clicking the Add Files button.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I don't have more.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I don't want to call, I just want what I get for $5.00. If this all I get, then I am not satisfied and you can refund my money.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Guess this is just another rip off.
Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 6 months ago

This sofa is a Duncan Phyfe style

gooseneck arm sofa made in the 1940's to 1950's era

when this manner of piping and tufting was popular in upholstery.

Most furniture companies in the US made this style, so the exact maker would be impossible to know.

This sofa has a current value of $100 to $175 retail.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thanks for your response, but I don't agree.
Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 6 months ago

I understand. I am sorry that you do not agree.

This is my assessment based on the one photo and you

wanting to know if your upholsterer or an antique dealer was correct and my answer would be that the

antique dealer was correct. It was worth a few hundred dollars, and less now that the market

for antique furniture has softened (past 5 years of decline in this market). I do hope that explains it better for you.

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I do not get points for having answered your question. Thanks!

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Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 6 months ago

Hello,
I am following up to see if you have read your answer and need further help with this item.
Please do let me know.

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