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Rarewares I have a Solid mahogany Emperor North Wind bench.

RarewaresI have a Solid mahogany...
RarewaresI have a Solid mahogany Emperor North Wind bench. Due to the finish I did paint it black. It measures 46” L x 24” D x 29.25”H. Has what appears to be the original wood slats for the seat
and custom cushion that came with it. Can you give me any background information, age, value.
Thank you.
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This is a circa 1875 Empire period mahogany settee with carved north wind face, paw feet and pierced back splats. This piece with replacement cushion and painted surface has a current resale value of $400 to $600 depending on the area that you would be selling it. You can ask more (up to $1200) in a large city and in the medium range($500) in a rural area if you sell locally.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Wow I’m floored! Did I ruin it by painting it?

Unfortunately, painting an antique piece like this one detracts a great deal from the value.

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