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Ihavea1864 sectionalbookcaseand desk whatisthevalue?

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There are 6 sections atop followed by 2 leadedglass bookcase shelves then a desk section the front comes down for writiing the desk has a lock i have the original key the desk has cubby holes and 2 drawers thenext 2 sections are bookcase shelves with regular glass the last section is the base

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 6 months ago
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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 6 months ago

What is the approximate size of the piece in feet/inches?
Photos are almost always required to give an accurate assessment. If you cannot send photos, I can still work with your descriptions; however, I can give more accurate answers if I have photos.
Can you send photos?

If so, then -

Please send photos of the piece.

Please send a photo of the marks and/or words on the piece.

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the marks.

If you cannot get a good photo, then sketch the marks and take a photo of the sketch.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 6 months ago

You have posted this same question several times. Did you intend to pay for several questions about the same item?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
theheight is76inches each of the 2 leaded glass sections are 13 inches the desk section is 15 inches not sure about getting you a picture it's in really good shape thou on the surface desk section there i s about an inch or less gone you know the thin wood covering the desk trop
Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 6 months ago

Thank you for that information but it really would be best to see the piece in a picture.

Could you please try.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 6 months ago

I did not send the popup about a phone call. I do not participate in the extra charge phone call service. It is possible that another pro may choose to call you.

Still, a picture would allow us to give you a more accurate value.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 6 months ago

Have you sent pictures?

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 6 months ago

Hello, again.

This is Doris.

If you would like help from Customer Service, you need to send them your email address.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
i only asked one question which was what the value of my bookcase desk sectional may be.i guess i can;t provide enough information for you to answer it.thank you pam
Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 6 months ago

I am going to assume that your desk/bookcase is similar to this one that I just sent a picture of in my previous respons even though the carving and glass might be different.

The estimated retail value of this is $1000-1300.

If yours is significantly different, let me me know, and I will revise my answer before you rate my service.

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

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.

All my answers are quoted in USA dollars.

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Doris

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 6 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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