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I have an early 1900s Handley Jonhson demi-lune cabinet and…

I have an early...

I have an early 1900s Johnson Handley Jonhson demi-lune cabinet and I want to know what it's worth.

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I've got pictures I can upload to you - and it has an original metal company logo insignia in the top drawer

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ok i will send pics too

Please tell me the approximate size in 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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Our responses crossed at same time. I received your excellent pictures. Please send approximate size in inches.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
44" wide x 19.5" x 39" tall
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
19.5 deep

Thank you for the size and photos. Please allow a few minutes for me to research current values and type my complete answer.

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" Three Swedish immigrant brothers founded the Johnson Furniture Co. in Grand Rapids in 1908. Their designer, ***** *****dley, became an officer of the company in 1922, the same year a related firm, Johnson-Handley-Johnson Co., was organized. Johnson Furniture Co. produced bedroom furniture, while Johnson-Handley-Johnson manufactured dining room sets and library furniture. From its founding in 1922 until about 1935, Johnson-Handley-Johnson produced furniture in European and American revival styles. Modern lines were also manufactured after 1928. Both Johnson companies were known for high-quality residential furniture.?

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The label in your piece was introduced in 1927. Your cabinet was produced ca early 1930s in a European revival style.

The estimated retail value of your demi-lune cabinet is $2800-3800.

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices. Sales in the eBay "Buy It Now" format are closer to retail.

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.
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Or your nearest CraigsList.com or nextdoor.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%-50% more than retail values.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
thanks - considering I got it for $300 I'm quite pleased :)

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