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I found only one like it on the internet, I don’t know any appraisers that it why I reached out here. I live in Texas

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Are you looking at what I posted?

What size is the chest 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.
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If so, then -

Please send photos of the chest.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
There is no manufacturer information on the chest anywhere
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What is the size in feet/inches?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
24” height, 30 1/2 “ long, 16” depth

I found that one as well.

The manufacturer was Drescher.

It dates mid 20thC in the Hollywood Regency period.

The estimated retail value is $3000-3500 in a high end store.

If you are selling retail privately, you should ask $2500-3000.

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.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
DORIS, do you really think it is worth that? I paid $25. Do people pay that much for things on Craig’s List?

It depends on where you live. What city would your CraigsList be in?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
HOUSTON Texas is the largest City, near by. It does have a few scars,

It looks perfect in the pictures.

In a large market like Houston, but with a few scars, the estimated asking price should be $2100.

Many young households would enjoy this as a combination coffee table (with glass) storage chest.

I hope this helps.

Positive, please.

Kind regards,

Doris

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Doris, Personal Property Appraiser
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Satisfied Customers: 12,204
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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