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I recently purchased 4 side chairs with the ball and claw…

I recently purchased 4...

I recently purchased 4 side chairs with the ball and claw feet in the front and Queen Anne style in the back. I am unsure if they are antiques or reproductions and would like someone to tell me what they are and what the value is.

Expert's Assistant: Don't you just love the idea of finding something valuable in your attic? I do, but I think all I have up there is junk my brothers abandoned before they left home. Always a good idea to check things with the Antiques Appraiser, though. Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?

I am unable to match the carving on the chair back to photos online but did see a couch at our local antique shop with the same carvings but they were unable to give me any info on the piece.

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Hi,

Thank you for the images.

Your chairs were produced in the 1930s.

Technically, they a 'vintage' as an antique, by definition is any item 100 years old and older.

This is has a combination of Revival styles incorporated in it, Chippendale, Queen Anne, Rococo and Art Deco.

A fair market value is $75 - $150 per chair.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank-you so much!

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You are very welcome and my pleasure to be of help to you here.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Does furniture, such as these chairs, increase by any significant value when they hit the 100 year mark?

Hello,

Not really.

There really is no equal and exponential growth in value that correlates with the passage of time, that is a myth perpetuated by dealers and unwitting appraisers.

The global economy and collective decor tastes of society at any given time are factors in what predicates 'value'.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you again!!

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