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Finding the Value of Conant Ball Furniture?

Finding the Value of Conant Ball Furniture
The Conant Ball furniture company was known for its Colonial furniture reproductions, cane seat furniture, and pieces designed by Russel Wright an American industrial furniture designer. This a page about finding the value of Conant Ball furniture.
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January 17, 2021

Hi there. I have had these vintage Conant Ball chairs for about five years. They had been professionally reupholstered when I got them. As I recall, there was a corner table which fit in between them. I find the corner tables easily with an online search, but the chairs not so much.

I use them as a loveseat. They are in great shape. I don't know if they are made by Russel Wright or Leslie Diamond. There doesn't seem to be a signature indicating that. But they do look potentially built during the RW period? Anyway, with the family growing, i need a longer couch and alas we must part. I would appreciate any advice on what i should ask for them. Thanks!

Two easy chairs that combine to a love seat.
 
A corner stuffed easy chair.
 
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A marking on the underside of a chair.
 
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January 18, 20210 found this helpful
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This one is old, but it looks like your chairs.

They were sold, if I remember right, as sectionals with as cybergrannie said, an armless chair in the middle then there were some sold as the ends of a round sofa. The corner table may have been used with your pieces, but sold separately, I think.

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I am trying to find a catalog example to confirm this.

The value in the one above is old. But in this brand may be a bit higher today if you are in a high supply, high demand area. Will be back with more of I can lay my hands on it!

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August 16, 2020

I bought this over 10 years ago at my local Habitat for Humanity store for $180. It has 6 rattan arm chairs and the table can be used as an oval or round w/1 leaf. It also came with an oval piece of glass. When replacing the table I discovered a partial maker's mark under the table. I've not been able to find anything comparable online. Can someone help identify and perhaps put a value on it?Value of a Conant Ball Table and Chairs?

 

Thank you.

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August 16, 20200 found this helpful
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If nobody had changed the base on the table it would be worth some money. I can see by the base of the table and the cut of the wood that the table has been repaired. You can see where a person has cut another piece of wood and tried to repair the table and has put a screw in the back of the table. I fear that the price of this table won't be worth much at all in the condition it is in.

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You may be able to sell this locally for around 40-50 dollars but I am not even sure anyone will pay that much for the table the way it is right now. The chairs are still good and you should be able to sell them if you are looking to sell it.

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August 17, 20200 found this helpful
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I'm going to voice my opinion about this table and chairs but I am not an expert so not sure that any information will be correct - just my thoughts gathered from lots of research.
I feel sure that Pghgirl will be able to give more accurate information if you supply more pictures.

The table top appears to be authentic Conant Ball but I'm not sure about any of the other pieces.

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I do not believe this is a Conant Ball pedestal that is attached to the table as I'm not sure Conant made any furniture in this shape - they specialized in round/curves - no 'square/sharp' designs.

I'm not sure the chairs are Conant Ball (unless they have their mark) as from research the only 'cane' bottom chairs Conant made seems to have been in an entirely different style. I could be wrong on this but I think the chairs may be valuable where as the table may just be described as an older heavy table.

I think the seats on these chairs are called 'rush' and not cane or bamboo or ?
Take a look at these chairs for comparison:
Yours may not be this valuable but still maybe more than regular dining chairs.

www.1stdibs.com/.../?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI96uzzKGj6wIV8_3jBx1WggvfEAQYCSABEgJioPD_BwE...

If you do not receive any more information on this site I can only suggest you post some good pictures of your chairs (not the table) and see if someone can tell more about them.

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instappraisal.com/

www.reddit.com/.../

You can also receive a really great appraisal for $20 from this site:

www.valuemystuff.com/.../appraisal

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April 6, 2020

Please help me find the value of this table and the year it was made. It's in great shape and has been taken good care of.

There is only 1 spot.

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People are asking $400 all the way to $2000 for tables like this. Now keep in mind the asking price is not the true value of this table. The only time you can find out how much the table is actually worth is when one is sold. Currently I am not finding this exact table that has sold online.

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The value of this table is also determined by the area where you live. In some areas the table will sell for a lot higher price than in other areas. Also considering the table has a mark on it will lower the overall value of the item.

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Your table is modern--not an antique. Not sure the year. Conant furniture was made to be timeless so sometimes it is hard to tell the exact dates if you were not the original owner and have the purchase receipt.

It does have unusual feet which are a style maybe 1950s ish. I am still trying to figure that out as today is the first I have ever seen those kind of feet on a Conant--I know now they exist--because I found this set (see link below) that seem to match--but they are different--this brand's table legs and lines were typically very sleek and streamlined--and these are a bit chunky and odd for the Conant brand--no offense on that comment--just not his usual style....which has me intrigued!

Is it signed?

I think I found your exact table? With a full set of chairs, this set 2016 for $314:

www.ebth.com/.../3597725-conant-ball-maple-wood-dining...

If this is your table then you may fetch $100 or less or if you just have the table (and in today's market). Furniture sales are regional so the actual value you can get for it will be very dependent on where you located and the supply and demand and the fact that yours has some damage to it. Sadly even a little damage to furniture lends to the devaluing.

I will continue to research and see if I can learn any more about this particular leg style as it relates to Conant. Many of this brand's pieces are quite valuable and that this set is not makes me want to dig deeper as to why!

If I learn more I will post back!! Thanks for sharing!

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March 7, 2022

I am down sizing and I am selling my 5 foot long Conant Ball table. It expands to 9 foot 10 inches. There are no chair or table leaves. I love my table but can't take it with me.

How do I determine a fair asking price?

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July 28, 2020

My father recently passed away and he had some really beautiful Conant Ball furniture as part of his estate. My wife and I have a fully furnished home and don't have a need for any of the pieces. I had personally never heard of the maker, but after doing some thorough research, I discovered that much of this particular maker's pieces are quite valuable.

With that said, I've literally scoured thousands of photos online and have been unable to find any pieces that match what my father had. I'm hoping someone out there could help point me in the right direction. Thanks so much!

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Conant Ball furniture is very expensive and sells for a large amount of money. There are several shops online that list this furniture and if you look at the prices pieces are selling for $350 and up. Larger pieces bring in a higher asking value. Selling this type of furniture online is very difficult and you need to worry about shipping this off to the buyer. I would not try and do this on your own. I would actually contact an antique dealer in your area and ask for their help in selling this furniture locally. At least they can tell you the real value of what you have so you can try and list it for sale in your area. They do have estate salespeople who can also help to find buyers for this furniture. Your area will actually determine the price of the furniture and how much it is really worth. I can quote you prices of the furniture that is similar to yours that is listed online but these are asking prices and not selling prices. I think that you really should consult an antique dealer in your area for the help that you need to price this and sell it.

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If you wish to sell your furniture for the most money you will need a professional appraisal and most likely have to sell it at a large auction house that specializes in selling name brand furniture.

If your father had other nice items like this you probably should try to contact someone who does an 'on-site' appraisal of everything (individually). This will be expensive but probably the only way to know if it really is worth a lot.

You can also ask for online appraisals of this Conant Ball set to see if it is valuable and also some sites to list it for sale as well as information on better auction houses.

You could start with the pictures you have (they may ask for more) as well as measurements and any information you may have of past history - also your location.

www.whatsellsbest.com/.../antiques.html

instappraisal.com/

These sites charge $19-20.

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www.valuemystuff.com/us

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August 22, 2022

I was given a side table years ago and my teenage son had utilized it to place his lamp and what not on it for years. It no longer matched his decor in his room and he no longer wanted it. I had no use for it and was going to put it on the side of the curb for someone to take for free until my husband brought it to my attention that the markings on the bottom of the table could be a vintage piece. An octagonal wooden side table.

 

I have personally never heard of Conant Ball furniture before. It is a very unique table in great condition. I believe everything on it is original however I am no expert on this type of thing and have no history on it. I of course have tried to search on Google but never found a table like this. I am hoping someone could help me on finding out if this table is worth keeping.

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The base of a wooden side table.
 
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November 26, 2020

We have 4 pieces of Conant Ball. A lounge chair, sofa, love seat, plus a surfboard nesting table. Looking to find the value of these pieces.

They have not been altered except for cushion replacement.

A view of the entire living room set.
 
A long oval coffee table with two smaller side tables.
 
A living room set of Conant Ball furniture
 
The wooden chair without a cushion.
 
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Conant Ball furniture really holds its value over the years and there are some sites that offer this furniture at a very high price. A lot of times you will find the tables that you have listed for around $500-800 for the set. There are others who sell complete sets starting at around $2000 & up. Sets like this need to be sold locally and not offered by an online site. You need to ship these off to the buyer and this is very difficult. Your local area will actually determine the value of this set. If you live in an area that still buys a lot of this style of furniture and it is in high demand the price you receive will be much greater than if you live in an area where the demand is very low and people just don't buy this type of furniture. The value of this set is determined by where you live right now. You need to check around in local classified ads and see how much a person is selling this style of furniture for. Once you get a good price range it is then possible to set your price according to the area you life.

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