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I have a vanity wooden antique with 3 tier bevel mirror with…

I have a vanity...

I have a vanity wooden antique with 3 tier bevel mirror with label White-Smith Furniture, Los Angeles, CA and I wonder what the value is.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
It is a dressing table with a 3 tier bevel mirror on top. 6 drawers and 2 have burlwood inlay. Tag says White-Smith Furniture Company from Los Angeles, CA but I can't find anything on the website. Here are some pictures.

Thank you for the photos.

This vanity is in an Art Deco design by the White Smith Furniture Co of Los Angeles.

It has an estimated retail value of $500-700.

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.

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 the piece or set is in good condition and 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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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you very much, but can you give me any information about the company? I can't find anything on the internet. Thanks much.

There is no information available for thus company. I checked all my sources and the history was just not there.

It is no longer in business and since no information is available, the firm must have been short lived in the first half of the 20thC, closing before 1940s. I took the style of your piece to date it.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
What do you think was the original hardware on it. There is 1 wood knob and the rest are metal, but look newer, I think.

i think the original knobs were wood.

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You are welcome.

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