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Interested in receiving an appraisal for two furniture items: cherry dining table (1700s) and cherry secretary (probably same time period). Both items have been in same family since acquisition. In addition, a number of small items of different periods and from different cultures.

Expert's Assistant: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?

Not that I can think of.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 2 months ago
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Welcome! Doris here. I will be pleased to work with you. My responses are not immediate. I thank
you for your patience. I am reviewing the question.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 2 months ago

Please read this response carefully as each request for information and photos is important to assess these properly.

I can only take the two items...table and secretary... in this one single question.

Have you access to a previous appraisal? If so, please describe details.

Are there any metal screws in your pieces. If so, are they single slot and sunk or not?

If there are no screws, how are the pieces joined together?

Then I need photos..

Please send photos of the item.

Please send a photo of the identification marks, labels and/or words on the item.

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the marks.

If you cannot get a good photo, then sketch the marks and take a photo of the sketch.

To send photos you may use the "ADD FILES" in the blue box link (next to "SEND" or "SUBMIT") on your reply page or the "paper clip" found in the toolbar you see on your reply page.
Please do not send in ZIP format. The jpg or jpeg format works best.

An explanation of this method can be found here:

http://ww2.justanswer.com/help/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expert-hl

Kind regards,
Doris

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