Antiques

Have antique repair questions? Ask an antiques appraiser

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have what I believe is a Tibetan Monastery door but I need…

Customer Question
Hi Pearl. I...

Hi Pearl. I have what I believe is a Tibetan Monastery door but I need someone to confirm.

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 purchased it at an estate sale. The owner of the estate was a Naval pilot assigned to the Pacific just after World War II. It was modified at some point to hang on a wall but the owner's son said it had been in the family home since he could remember (he was in his 60's) so I am not concerned with the age. But I would like to find out if it was on an actual Monastery or just a painted Tibetan door.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Antiques
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Antiques Question
Answered in 8 hours by:
3/30/2018
Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 3 months ago
Glenda B.
Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 27,699
Experience: 40+ yrs. Experience, 40+yrs.Dealer buying/selling antiques.14+ yrs. Antique Store Owner. Member of AOA, AADA. Advanced studies in Antiques at U of A
Verified

My name is Glenda,
I am reviewing your question.
I will return in just a moment.

Ask Your Own Antiques Question
Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 3 months ago

Do you have pictures you can send?
.
If your message box has a blue box that says "attach file" or a paper clip icon you can use that to upload photos. If not then Click the link: for instructions on uploading images, Be sure to be signed into Google Chrome in order for this link to work, if not signed into Google Chrome, then you have to copy and paste the link in your browser.
.
ww2.justanswer.com/help/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expert-hl
.
If your pictures are on a phone, plug the phone into the computer, then you can upload to the site right from the phone, the phone will be treated as a removable drive.
.
Or you can use this site, then forward the link from your pictures to the messsage area.
https://help.imgur.com/hc/en-us/articles/210076663-Upload-Images
.

Or you can send them like this: In an Email! This can take awhile depending on how busy they are at Just answer, they do forward them to me.
.
Send the picture to ,***@******.***, in the subject line put " Pictures for Glenda B in Antiques".
.
In the body of the message put , your user name and name.
.
Make sure to send these from the same address that you registered with just answer with , so they know who you are. If you send from a phone the email address on the phone you use has to match the email address you used to register on the justanswer site with.
.
Sometimes it can take over 24hrs, depending on how busy the site is. We the appraisers are not employees of the Just Answer site, we come to the site to answer questions, we do not work there. They get photos in from customers, they then send them to the correct departments ( categories, ) then they are forwarded to the appraisers. I have no control over how fast all of this happens. I will let you know as soon as they send them to me.
.
Glenda

Ask Your Own Antiques Question
Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 3 months ago

Your door appears to be a Tibetan Monastery door comparing it to the ones in the data bases we pay to access, also looking at the other doors. You say it was modified, does that mean it was cut down?

Ask Your Own Antiques Question
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
It was not cur down, in fact, it is in near immaculate shape except where the doors would have swung - there is some rubbing on those points. The modification was added hardware on the back to hang it on a wall.
Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 3 months ago

I see, are you wanting the current market value for this? If so what is the size?

Ask Your Own Antiques Question
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
please on current market value. I can send exact measurements as soon as I get home but it is approximately 76" tall at the points, 69" tall on the other side, and 42" wide.
Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 3 months ago

Hi,

This is your answer, please read entirely.
.
The Hand Painted Tibetan Monastery Door, has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $4***-**-****.00 if sold at an auction (a local auction ) it would sell for a little less, if this were sold in a High End Antique Shop in a larger city it would sell for $4650.00 and up depending on the condition. If I were selling it I would list it for $4700.00
.
Keep in mind that not all estimated values are obtained, your geographic area plays a big role in what prices can be obtained. If you plan on selling this I would list this for sell on the internet where it will have the largest shopping market. There are some great sites you can sell from.
.
You can sell on Etsy, which is a great place to sell from, you list Vintage Items, they can stay until they sell. Much like having a little store online. There is Offerup.com, Varagesale.com, Wanelo.com, www.decluttr.com, Bonanza.com, Ioffer.com and letgo.com. There is also Amazon Market Place, and of course Ebay. You can also sell on Charish, where you consign items. All of these sites get you a lot of World Wide exposure and bring the best traffic. They are all great! All sites can be sold from with pick up only option.
.
If you sell to a dealer, antique shop or resell shop you can expect to get about 30-40% of what it is worth since they have to resell the item.
.
Please ask any question you might have about your answer before rating this.
.
It was a pleasure working for you. I would be happy to help you with any items in the future.
.
When you post a new question, please feel free to add "FOR GLENDA" at the beginning of your question so as to ensure that I will be the one who answers your question for you. You can also try the 'REQUEST AN EXPERT' function OR you can add me as a 'FAVORITE' to your personal expert.
.
Glenda,
.
If you do not mind rating this answer with the 5 star rating ( how we are compensated for our work ) I would greatly appreciate it.
.
You should see the rating stars at the top of the page on the left, if you do not find them please let me know.
.
If using a phone you have to scroll back to the top of the page where you started, there is a box that says finish rating! Then a box opens with stars in it, then you click the stars. If you are using the Just Answer App, then it is at the bottom of your page.
.
If you require further assistance, no worries, the question thread does not close even after leaving a rating..

Ask Your Own Antiques Question
Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 3 months ago

Hi,
I'm just checking in once again to see how things are going.
.
Let me know if you still need help with this question. I strive to answer any and all questions a customer might have in order for you to have a enjoyable experience with me as an appraiser.

Thank you
Glenda
.

Ask Your Own Antiques Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an antique expertLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Glenda B. Your Own Question
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 27,699
27,699 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 40+ yrs. Experience, 40+yrs.Dealer buying/selling antiques.14+ yrs. Antique Store Owner. Member of AOA, AADA. Advanced studies in Antiques at U of A

Glenda B. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Kim D.

Kim D.

Certified Appraiser & Antiques Expert

5,090 satisfied customers

25 Yr Decorative & Fine Art, Historic Objects Expert, CAGA, AOA

C&amp;A Appraisals (Randi)

C&A Appraisals (Randi)

Antiques and Collectibles Researcher

1,502 satisfied customers

ISA Certified fully accredited USPAP. 30+years experience. Speaker, TV, Radio, Newspaper Featured.

AntiquesExpert

AntiquesExpert

Accredited Appraiser

74 satisfied customers

Accredited Member of ISA; passed USPAP; full time appraiser; collector for 20+ years

Doris

Doris

Personal Property Appraiser

8,466 satisfied customers

Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.

Glenda B.

Glenda B.

Antiques Appraiser

27,699 satisfied customers

40+ yrs. Experience, 40+yrs.Dealer buying/selling antiques.14+ yrs. Antique Store Owner. Member of AOA, AADA. Advanced studies in Antiques at U of A

Nora

Nora

Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary

13,078 satisfied customers

Liberal Arts BA College Degree, Post-Graduate Christie's Education in London, 10 Yrs Art World Experience in NYC, President & Founder own Corporation. Member AOA & ISA USPAP Compliant through 2019

Judith-on-Antiques

Judith-on-Antiques

Antiques and Collectibles Researcher

5,981 satisfied customers

A noted expert, author, TV personality, appraiser and columnist. President, Association of Online Appraisers. Author of 3 books on collecting.

< Previous | Next >

Related Antiques Questions
I have a Cola Calendar where the dates can be changed on it.
For Nora, I have a Coca Cola Calendar where the dates can be changed on it. I do not have the numbers for. I also have an Airplane Pilot Reports box that I believe my late father in law brought home w… read more
Nora
Nora
Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
Post-Graduate from Christies London
13,078 satisfied customers
Resale value western art oil painting by Vic Donahue, 8" x
For Doris Only - resale value western art oil painting by Vic Donahue, 8" x 20", nicely framed. Probably finished in the 1970s. Under categories - I don't see art listed?… read more
Doris
Doris
Personal Property Appraiser
Bachelor's Degree
8,466 satisfied customers
I have an original water color and ink painting circa 1930
I have an original water color and ink painting circa 1930 by Henry Sugimoto of a village scene in France. How much is it worth today? … read more
LadyTanya65
LadyTanya65
Certified Antique Appraiser/ Speaker
112 satisfied customers
Please tell me how much this sold for on worthpoint Also is
Please tell me how much this sold for on worthpoint https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/uss-alamogordo-ardm-bronze-ships-18118002Also is mine the same thing? It's heavy and the round center piece m… read more
LadyTanya65
LadyTanya65
Certified Antique Appraiser/ Speaker
112 satisfied customers
I have a copper (or bronze) relief pressed wheel of life
I have a copper (or bronze) relief pressed wheel of life buddhist wall hanging I'm interested in finding out the value of - I believe it's Tibetan … read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antiques Appraiser
College
27,699 satisfied customers
Antique clocks may not be your forte, but I have a
Robert,Antique clocks may not be your forte, but I have a grandfather clock I would like some information on. I also have a few wall clocks but will request information on them in a separate inquiry. … read more
Robert S.
Robert S.
BA
835 satisfied customers
I have a set of books copyright around 1890 to 1905 hardback
I have a set of books copyright around 1890 to 1905 hardback written by Theodore Roosevelt 21 books in all. … read more
Judith-on-Antiques
Judith-on-Antiques
Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
Bachelor's Degree
5,981 satisfied customers
I have an old pantry door which came out of a general store
I have an old pantry door which came out of a general store in Huntington Valley Pennsylvania. the general store dated back into the 1700's. My great grandfather purchased this general store farmhouse… read more
Nora
Nora
Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
Post-Graduate from Christies London
13,078 satisfied customers
I have two large hammered brass round platters or wall plaques.
I have two large hammered brass round platters or wall plaques. One seems to have hebrew writing and the other seems to tell a bible story. They were reportedly brought to the US from Europe during Wo… read more
Wayne
Wayne
727 satisfied customers
I HAVE THREE ITEMS BROUGHT BACK TO THE US FROM THE SOUTH PACIFIC
I HAVE THREE ITEMS BROUGHT BACK TO THE US FROM THE SOUTH PACIFIC DURING WW II. THEY WERE SOLD FROM A MARINES ESTATE. I AM SPECIFICALLY INTERESTED IN THE JAPENESE BAYONET. CAN YOU GIVE ME MANUFACTURE D… read more
Will
Will
Executive Director
Bachelor's Degree
12,084 satisfied customers
i have a painting by XXXXX XXXXX. my mom has had it at least
i have a painting by XXXXX XXXXX. my mom has had it at least 45 years, it was commissioned by my grandfather for my grandmother. i will enclose a picture. it will need to be cleaned as it never has be… read more
Will
Will
Executive Director
Bachelor's Degree
12,084 satisfied customers
We have an oil painting with the signature R. Neilson, purchased
We have an oil painting with the signature R. Neilson, purchased in Israel. The subject is a Mideast scene, perhaps Turkish, with beautiful Arabian horses and riders dressed in tonics/robes and metal … read more
Will
Will
Executive Director
Bachelor's Degree
12,084 satisfied customers
Hi there, I was browsing the Internet looking for a chandelier
Hi there, I was browsing the Internet looking for a chandelier to purchase and found the one I really like to buy. However, I have a concern regarding some of seler's decriptions - like his ItalXXXXX … read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Certified Appraiser & Antiques Expert
5,090 satisfied customers
Thank you for taking time to consider our request! My
Thank you for taking time to consider our request! My husband and I are interested in having our Bavarian sideboard appraised. We are innkeepers at the Round Barn Farm B&B&B in Red Wing, MN, and we pu… read more
Will
Will
Executive Director
Bachelor's Degree
12,084 satisfied customers
Hi, My mother passed away and in her possessions were a heart
Hi, My mother passed away and in her possessions were a heart locket in gold with the army emblem of the rising sun attached to the front and also two oval brooches with one large kookaburra sitting o… read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antiques Appraiser
College
27,699 satisfied customers
old rail road lantern embury mfg. co. warsaw-ny-usa little
old rail road lantern embury mfg. co. warsaw-ny-usa little air pilot ruby red glass all orginal can you date this for me and what is the value thank you… read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antiques Appraiser
College
27,699 satisfied customers
Hello! I have some old German etchings, which survived the
Hello! I have some old German etchings, which survived the world war. My father was about 9 years old in the war in Emden, north German, in about 1943 or so and was forced to be a Hitler/Nazi youth. H… read more
Will
Will
Executive Director
Bachelor's Degree
12,084 satisfied customers
Hi Mates, We have a rfc broach with wings & a crown on
Hi Mates, We have a " rfc "broach with wings & a crown on top with what appears to be red enamel inside & green enamel around the rfc. It is stamped under the wing 18ct & is 50MM (2 inch's) from tip t… read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antiques Appraiser
College
27,699 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x