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Just curious, i have a modern original Widdicomb table

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just curious, i have a modern original Widdicomb table signed and numbered by Bonnell. Curious to know where to get it appraised
JA: 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.
Customer: Biedermeier style
JA: Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: small defect on top that appears to have been repaired with wax

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I can take more photos if you need. It looks good but it rocks a little, like one leg is a couple mm shorter than the others.


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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Okay, thank you.


Thank you for your patience.

You have a vintage Mid Century Modern era 5-4054 Widdicomb Furniture two-tier table with straight tapering legs.

The Bonnell notation is for the furniture craftsperson who produced the table in the workshop; though this does not impact value.

This was likely designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings.

High value on today's market is $300 - $600.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank you. Do you know what would impact whether it's worth $300 or $600? and the best place to sell it?


It would really just depend on marketing and a bit of luck of the draw - you could list it for sale for $300 one week and the 'right' buyer might not see it in a week's timeframe. You could list it the next week for $600 and two people who really want it may both try to buy it at the same time and start a bidding war on it.

The estimate is based on the range in which comparables sell for on today's market.

Though it may sound cliche, the best platform for you to sell these is on Ebay. It is where the most potential buyers would first go to search for such items. is also a great site for selling furniture. You can also try listing on Craigslist, through a for sale forum group on Facebook or a local consignment shop. I do not recommend selling direct to a dealer, as a dealer will offer 10% - 30% of the lowest perceived value.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Great, that's the information I was looking for. Thank you for the great advice.


Thanks for the positive rating! Much Appreciated.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Okay, thanks again. This answer stays here for me to read again later, right?

Yes, it does.