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I have had this dresser in my garage for years. I finally pulled it out to clean it up and I was just wondering what it was worth? The maker was Sligh furniture company.
What a pretty piece! Solid construction with the dovetail drawers! They do not make things like this anymore...today furniture is crappy and poorly made!
This piece is unique and very interesting. There is a similar piece on eBay with an asking price in the high $600s.
I recommend watching this auction to see what it sells for and that will give you today's market value for your piece. I NEVER use asking price to value things in today's market--only SOLD prices tell you what someone is willing to pay.
Usually I tell people only to find exact matches to get value. In the really old pieces, like I think yours is, it is very hard to find an exact match...you can usually only find very close similar items and that gives you a ballpark range.
The downside to these type of pieces is today people like the crappy furniture that is being sold and are not always willing to pay for the good stuff.
I just sold off a very unique, very expensive in its day bedroom set that was over 100 years old, handmade, a true custom set....and all we got for it was the low $200s because people today want cheap disposable furniture. I don't get it!
You may do best to take this piece to several reputable antique dealers and get bids from them. I think this piece is worth being in the right market to get the best value for it!
Let me know what you learn and how well you do with the sale!! Thanks!!
My husband auctions part time, and I sometimes clerk for him. In my area, at a general auction this would probably go for around $40. But, if it were at a vintage auction, closer to $60.
You need to know who manufactured it. Look under and behind for markings.
Without markings or names of manufacturer it would be almost impossible to help you as even an experienced antique person may have problems with just this photo.
Markings can be found in different places but look very carefully on the back and on the bottom for any type of name or numbers or symbols.
You will also need several (better) photos, particularly from the front (clear - no person), sides and back. You could take some nice photos and maybe show them to an antique dealer near you as they will know more about furniture from your area.
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This is a lovely glass cabinet but without maker marks/name it will be very difficult to place a value.
I just bought this chest of drawers at an estate sale for $35. The elderly lady (probably in her 80s) I bought it from said it belonged to her husband's grandmother who lived to be 102. Can anyone identify the era and possibly the even the value of this piece?
so here's a link that will tell you what different furniture is called which will help you ID the piece
I can't attest to the peice in question but if what the lady said is correct, you are looking at a Civil War Era chest of drawers. If so you can get as much as $1500, looks like
Well, you certainly have a conversation piece. Looks like it may be a bedroom chair.
I have an antique table that's refinished with all original parts. I think the wood is pecan. How much is it worth?
This is almost impossible to estimate the value of a table from the photo you have supplied.
I have an oak table with attached candlestick holder; mid century bedroom set; antique adjustable dress form, and a Turkish fireplace. My mom gave me these things and I am trying to down size and am not sure what to ask in order to sell - can someone help?
Can anyone help me put a value on these tables? I don't know the era or the style, but the maker's mark is Castcraft, Lon. Eng. I can't seem to find anything on Castcraft and would so appreciate anyone's help. Thanks!
Looks like beautiful ornamental work but I have never seen anything with this name.
I inherited this True Grand Rapids Imperial mahogany table with brass feet and was wondering what it is worth?
Thank you so much for your help.
I recently came across an antique walnut server buffet made by Georgetown Galleries. I am not sure if it's helpful to know that it's from Lot 757 3033. I'm new to any of this and not sure if that has any indication or not of time built or not. I think it's from 1900-1950 era. It's 32" high 34" long and 17" deep. The felt like piece is no longer in the serving drawer. It's in good condition but has 2 small nicks in it. I am wondering: 1. What it's worth 2. should I refinish it with paint or does it lose it's value then completely. Thank you.
Can anyone tell me the approximate age and value of this table? I don't think it's a tea cart, more like a side table?
I received this table as someone offered it for free. It's described as a Chinese 19th century eight immortals table. I saw that there is a sticker from an auction. So, I assume it went through an auction. I just wanted to know whether this is still worth anything.