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I have a large Chinese dragon head lantern (brought out of…

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I have a large Chinese dragon head lantern (brought out of China in 1905), and am curious about its value. Will one of you appraisers give me an idea of value from just a description and pictures?

Expert's Assistant: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.

I can give dimensions and some detail about construction, but I think a picture would be best.

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My name isCustomerand I'd love to help.
Use the +Add Files feature next to the SEND button to upload photos of the item, including maker's marks.
The feature works best when you add ONE picture, put a word in the text box, hit send, then do the next.

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This is a circa 1890 Chinese carved rosewood and reverse painted glass hanging palace lantern

made in the Beijing, China region. This piece has a value of $1200 to 1500 resale value

based on recent sales of similar pieces.

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auction house near you and consign to them.
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