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Need to determine "order of magnitude" estimate on retail

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need to determine "order of magnitude" estimate on retail value of Molla wrought iron garden furniture set. set is table (42" diameter and 30 " high)and 4 chairs , in good shape. the set was purchased in 1951 . and any info on how to sell the set is also requested. thank you. ron belfiglio
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appraisals
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.

Hi Ron,

Your Molla wrought iron garden furniture would sell for $1000 - $3000 on today's auction market. The best way to sell furniture, because of the shipping/packing logistics, would be through Craigslist. Craigs does not charge a listing fee, nor do they take a commission. Another option would be through The benefit to using is they help handle the shipping and freight for large furniture pieces. takes 20% of the end price. You can also go to a local consignment shop and have them sell the set for you on your behalf. Consignment shops tend to set the price and do a 40/60 or 50/50 split on the sale price. I do not recommend selling direct to a dealer, as they usually only offer 10% - 30% of the lowest perceived value.


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