Check the bottom for any markings. From looking at it it just looks like a regular old table which could have been mass manufactured; besides it looks as if the varnish has been water damaged on one side.
Random pedestal oak tables seem to be selling new for $229 but you can probably expect a lot less for it, maybe $150 because it lacks chairs and is not 'new'
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Please let me know if you have any idea about the value of this desk and chair.
The desk frame and top leather are in excellent condition.
there is a sign of "Sligh Lowry" inside the middle drawer and no sign on the chair!
I cannot make out then name, but the piece looks well made and in good condition. Google the name and see what comes up on the internet, particularly from auction houses and eBay. The important price is the sold price, not the asking price.
Hi. Thanks for sharing these! I haven't seen these in ages. I wish I could remember the year (60s maybe or early 70s) but I do believe they belong together (bought as a set, both Sligh Lowry), which is a Michigan brand.
Here's some history: www.furniturecityhistory.org/
This is a French Providential style and of all of the desks they made, this particular style was the one that did not hold its value.
The half moon (demilune) versions still seem popular, as are the ones with the hollywood regency legs (curvy). This version is kind of the plain jane one.
I have not found a single sold version of this set to give you today's market value, and some of them were asking as low as $35. They may fetch more in a city where this style is still popular and there are few around. I am giving a perspective from Pittsburgh where they are plentiful and not getting much
Ebay SOLD can give you today's market value if one sells, as can Worthpoint, or EBTH or any of the other major online auction sites.
You can search it by French Providential or 5 drawer to try to find a sold one. Once you find a sold one, that will be today;s current market value!
Thanks for sharing and for the nice memory of these!
Sligh Lowry has always represented high end furniture but not all styles have held their value. This is a nice desk and if in good condition it may be valued at $200-$500. This type of item should always be appraised before listing it for sale.
I have a bar stool in very good condition. There is not any label or logo to find the brand and I don't no how much it is worth?
If I were selling Id ask 20 to 25 dollars. People buying bar stools want a set of 3 to 4, and this is only one
Does it swivel? Do you know how old it is?
This is a quite popular Amish Style Paddle Back chair and NEW, (from places that retail this type of furniture) they are selling for up to $300 each.
That said, as soon as they are out of the store, they devalue (like cars) so in theory, yours is used and could fetch 1/4 to 1/2 of retail value (which would be 75-150 if I am doing my math correctly. It is possible if it is an old one, you may get more for it
Selling it online is a hassle..try Facebook Marketplace or LetGo, Nextdoor etc. Start high, and take best offer. If this style is not poplar in your area that will lower the value. This style is quite popular where I am so if it was in Pittsburgh, you may fetch the full 150.
Let me know how the sale goes and what you get for it!
Thanks for sharing.
I have seen similar stools for sale in local new and used furniture stores and they usually run $25-$35 used and not much more new.
You might try your luck on one of your local sites like Craigslist or USA4Sale as these sites usually have a big following. Set your price at $50(+) (with good pictures and description) and if it does not sell in a few weeks you can consider lowering the price.
If you think it is a true antique and has more value then you would need to have it appraised just to be sure.
I want to sell a table, how do I do it?
By Mary from Timberville, VA
Take a digital photo and advertise it for free on Craig's List, or place an ad in your local newspaper. Or if you know someone who sets up and sells at a flea market, ask them to sell it for you.
There are also furniture consignment stores..
Craigslist works well. However, for your safety, take the table outside of your house (like on the driveway), don't let strangers into your house and if, possible, have someone else there (husband, friend) when they come to view it. We had a small local selling paper (Thriftynickel) in which you could place an ad cheaper than the newspaper. My daughter's town has a garage sale "group" on yahoo which is also free. You join free, can buy and sell just by emailing the group. Check and see if yours has one.
I have this oak cabinet I would like to sell, but don't know how much it would be worth. Could anybody help me?
There are several things you need to consider when trying to determine the value of your furniture.