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what would my elevator grille from the Old Met in NYC be worth?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Appraisals
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Appraiser: Appraiser JM, Certified Appraiser replied 2 years ago
Appraiser JM
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Hi, my name is*****’m a certified appraiser, and I’d be happy to help.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=D3317A5E4660349F!7256&authkey=!AGjasrLCa0npMkE&ithint=folder%2cJPGthis is a link to photos of the grille. It measures 37.5 by 48.75 inches.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
My mother and father bought the grille in the mid-sixties . They went into Manhattan to see if they could buy something from the Old Met before they tore it down. We've had it ever since.
Appraiser: Appraiser JM, Certified Appraiser replied 2 years ago

Thank you!

It's a lovely wrought iron piece, with a great history. Unfortunately, the condition is problematic--there is a high level of rusting and corrosion. The primary market for these is for people to incorporate them into home construction or redesign, which is difficult with this extent of flaking.

In as-is condition, I'd estimate value at $800-$1000.

Sincerely,

Jennifer

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Well...there is the option of soda-blasting the piece and painting it. If this were done, what would value be..as a ? And thank you for your time!
Appraiser: Appraiser JM, Certified Appraiser replied 2 years ago

The problem is that it would no longer have the original patina, so it wouldn't do much for the value.

Jennifer

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