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Hi my name is ***** ***** I am 48 years old and I started to explore my artistic side. I have created a few pieces and would like feed back on one of these pieces, it is a elk antler chair and ottoman . please let me know where I can seed pictures . thank you

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The chair frame is elk antler , the seat is elk hide , ottoman is deer antler with elk hide patting

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 11 months ago
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
hi doris thank you for getting back to me I just clicked on the 'ADD FILES' and sent a picture of the chair and ottoman. thank you again and I looking forward to your response and appraisal . I do have other pieces , but right now I would like to focus on the chair and ottoman
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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 11 months ago

I had to be away from my computer for a while today. I thank you for your patience.

These are very interesting pieces indeed.

They would sell well for a cabin or informal setting.

The estimated retail value would be $600-700 for the set to start with. As your products become more well-known, they could sell much higher.

First, I suggest setting a small store on Etsy.com. The set up is easy and cheap. Select a easily remembered name for your store and make it relevant to your product. Then place a few pieces on eBay using a similar name to your store as your user name. Sell only at retail "Buy It Now" prices to maintain the quality appearance of your goods. The process may take a year to catch on. Then you can set up an internet store with a web address that you lease from Network Solutions or GoDaddy.com. Select a website address that is similar to the names you have using.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 11 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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