Value of Brandt Furniture?

A Brandt plaque next to a key.
The Brandt Furniture company of Hagerstown MD operated from 1901 - 1985. It continued as a small family business from 1986, run by former employees. To determine the value of your Brandt pieces some research will be required. Tips on how to proceed follow. Professional help may be required.

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April 23, 2021

I just bought these two pieces, both Brandt, both display glass tops and sides, with padded area inside to display your collection, but cannot find anything online about them or their value?

A Brandt display top table with yellow fabric inside.
A Brandt display top table with yellow fabric inside.
A Brandt display top table with yellow fabric inside.
A Brandt display top table with yellow fabric inside.
The label on the underside of a table.
The label on the underside of a table.


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April 23, 20211 found this helpful
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Wow these are beautiful! All I can really offer is that they're formally called "vitrines" and that Brandt is out of business but their pieces, in good condition like yours, often sell for hundreds of dollars U.S.

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April 23, 20212 found this helpful
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From your picture I believe these were called 'curio' table but may not be a common name and display may be used.
Furniture value depend a lot on where the pieces are located so if you got a real good deal then it's possible your area is not a good selling area and the price you paid may be close to the 'current value'.


It would seem that Ambassador is the name of the series but I only found 2 tables (not like yours) using that description. I did not find any ads with this name either.
I found one sold table like your long table but it had one broken glass and maybe flaws. This table sold for $14 in 2020.
This can happen but this is very low.

This curio table is a different style but it sold for $169.

I'm sorry but this is all that could find on these tables.
You can always try asking your question on some of the free sites.
Reddit is good but not sure about furniture group/forum.
Ask on Reddit if you wish to know more.
There are other sites offer free information:



Hopefully, other members, PGHgirl and Diana will be able to provide more details.

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April 25, 20213 found this helpful
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Brandt Furniture Co. was established in Hagerstown, Md., in 1901 and went out of business in 1985. Former employees re-opened the factory in 1986 and continue to operate it as a small family business.

This company also produced collections of furniture, for example, Embassy Collection, Medici Collection, Diplomat Collection, Barony Collection. The Brandt furniture from the Collections had a mark with the name of the Collection, as for example here:,


Your tables have the Ambassador mark. This means that your tables are part of the Ambassador Collection, for example like this Brandt Cabinet:

Your tables are named differently.
The first table is Glass Display Case Sofa Table Console, here you can see this very similar to your table, but from the Diplomat Collection, cherry wood:

The second table is Display Curio Table Pedestal Base. Here you can see exactly the same table as yours from the Ambassador Collection:,

The Brandt Ambassador Collection manufactured in the 1970s. This whole collection was made in the Mediterranean style, oak pecan wood, finish silver.


The price of the same as your table, but from the Diplomat Collection is about 350-400$, the price for furniture from the Ambassador Collection is about 170-300$:,

So, you have Brandt Furniture Ambassador Collection Oak Silver Display Curio/Case Sofa Table Console 1970s and Brandt Furniture Ambassador Collection Oak Silver Display Curio/Case Table Pedestal Base 1970s. The price is about 300$ (one table).

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April 29, 20211 found this helpful
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These must not have been super popular pieces (which is crazy because they are lovely!!).

I say this just based on my searches of old newspapers. I see them advertised in 1979-1985 (which I believe corresponds to the Ambassador period of the company.), but very few references so they may not have been popular pieces around the US. There were a few for my town (Pittsburgh), Tallahassee FL and Sacramento CA. That surprises me...of course, they may just have called them curios or something other than their "real name" of vintrine.


Also of interest They were on sale at almost 1/2 off in the ads. Here is a sample of an ad. Sadly there were no photos or sketches to match yours to the this is just a general information tidbit for the history!

Are you asking value to sell or restore? If selling, you have info from the other posters. If it is to restore and sell, don't, leave them as is and sell as is unless you are an expert refinisher. If you are going to do chalk paint or some other finish, normally I say go for it and enjoy your piece, but these are really unusual pieces and deserve to be left as is mostly because they were not hugely popular and the people who love them most likely will want original.

That said, either way you are not going to retire off of one sale--so it probably is a wash and do what you wish with them as long as you enjoy them! Thanks for sharing!! They are neat pieces!

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June 29, 2020

My boyfriend's grandmother worked at an auction and collected antiques, rare items, and very nice furniture. This is one of the pieces of furniture I'm trying to figure out the right value to sell it for. Can anyone help me out? Unfortunately I don't have the key as far as I know. We might end up finding it, but so far I don't know where it might be.Value of a Small Brandt Table with Drawers? - table with 5 drawers


Anyways thank you for any answers I really appreciate it.

A small wooden dresser with 4 drawers.
Value of a Small Brandt Table with Drawers?
A Brandt marking on a wood dresser.
Numbers marked on the back of a wood dresser.
The word "Ambassador" marked on a wood dresser.


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Brandt is a great furniture name and it really holds its value. I think if I were you I would try and seek some help from an antique shop in your area. I can easily quote some prices that people are trying to sell this furniture for online. But these are the asking price of the furniture and not the selling price or the value the items are worth. I know a shop in your area would be better to find out the value in your region for this item. Plus trying to list this and sell it online you'll need to include shipping price or ask extra to ship it off to the buyer. If you sell it locally you can save all the trouble. You can also try and sell it yourself but first off visit an antique or vintage furniture shop in your area and check to see what the asking prices are in your area first. This will help you determine how much you'd like to ask for the two pieces of furniture. You can sell them as a set or sell them by themselves.

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June 27, 2020

I have searched the internet and cannot find any matches that come close to this desk. Does anyone know the value of this beautiful piece?

The front of an ornate wooden desk.
An open wooden desk.
The top of an ornate wooden desk.
A Brandt plaque next to a key.


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I have found a website in the UK that has a lot of roll-top desks listed on the site. Unfortunately your desk is not listed there. The desks on this site are selling for $750 to $5000 each. If you look on the site you can see some of the desks have a similar design to your desk.

On Esty they do have one desk listed that is not a roll-top desk and the asking price here is $625. Charish is another site that you can find a few listing for Brandt furniture on the site. They are not currently listing any type of desks right now. The furniture on this site is normally pricy and goes for quite a bit of money. EBay is yet another site that people sell Brandt furniture on and they don't have any desk listed on this site either.

I would like to suggest that your speak to an antique furniture dealer in your area to find out how much this desk is actually worth. You can take the prices of other roll-top desk and some desks that are listed online from Brandt and figure out the real price or the price you'd like for this desk. If this is for the insurance company to insure the desk I would go to a dealer and get a written appraisal for your insurance company.

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June 6, 2022

I have a Brandt Federal style mahogany drop-leaf dining table with 5 leaves, pads and 6 chairs. It extends to 10 feet and seats 14. It was my grandmother's and we had many family dinners at that table. She embroidered the chairs.

The condition is definitely used. Can you please give a value? I am thinking of selling.

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The arm of a wooden dining chair.
The embroidered seat of a dining chair.
The back of a dining chair.
A row of embroidered dining chairs.
An embroidered dining chair.
An embroidered dining chair.
An embroidered dining chair.
An embroidered dining chair.
An embroidered dining chair.
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The table with the leaves down.
The feet on the table.
The woodwork on a table.
The underside of a wooden table.
The table pulled out to allow leaves.


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June 6, 20221 found this helpful

This looks like a really nice set although this type seat covers may not be to everyone's taste, the rest of the set is a stand-out.
Brandt is a good brand name and seems to have held its value where some other brands have gone down in value.

To be able to offer possible value, research would have to show what a set like this has sold for over the past few years, and without access to an official appraiser's work programs, the outcome of auctions is not usually available to the general public.

I might add, that suggestions most lay people like most ThriftyFun members can provide may not be a good idea for you to consider/follow.
Your set may be more valuable (or less) than what can be found so I would suggest that you try to get an official appraisal; either from someone in your area or you might try several of the free online appraisal sites first.
These are very good and even free they will offer good information as well as suggestions on where to best sell your set.
You may have to take the set to one of the auction sites to get the most money.
One reason; shipping can be very expensive and best arranged by a buyer on-site.
Otherwise, you may be looking for a buyer who lives within an approximate 50-100 miles radius of your location (local pick-up ads). This may narrow the field but can still be done.
You have good pictures but a most important picture you do not is the table from the end as we cannot see the leg style.
You should also provide the provenance information if available(year purchased?)

Other members may have good suggestions so be sure to check back often.

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June 6, 20221 found this helpful

Brandt tables are worth several thousand dollars. Look on eBay until you find something similar to know what it sold for

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June 6, 20221 found this helpful

A similar Brandt mahogany 1930's drop leaf table & 6 chairs is listed for $2000 on Etsy:

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