Value of Conant Ball Bedroom Furniture?

I have a bedroom set in very good condition that my parents owned and each piece is stamped with Conant Ball Furniture Makers. They owned it for possibly 30-40 years or longer. We are planning to start selling their estate and I would like an idea on how much this might be worth. It has a dresser, queen headboard, two night stands, and an armoire.
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June 30, 20200 found this helpful

I am not finding the exact pieces you have listed here to sell. However, there are a lot of different pieces online that can help you to determine the value of the items and how much people are asking for them. Conant Ball furniture holds their value and the resale price is quite high. A lot of dresser I saw the person was asking around $800 for them. I would like to suggest if you are making an estate sale and you are wanting to sell locally that you consult an antique or even a vintage furniture dealer in your area and they will know best what the prices are for your location.

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You can always start off a bit higher and if anyone is interested in buying these items and offers a lower price you can determine if you want to sell it for that price or not. Just keep in mind that the regions you live in has a great deal to do with how much a person is willing to pay for these items.

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July 1, 20200 found this helpful

Thanks so much for your quick reply. For my clarification, are you stating that the dresser alone would be possibly worth $800?

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July 1, 20200 found this helpful

There are some furniture companies who sell the dressers for this amount of money. They are the asking prices I have seen online. In your area this dresser could go for a lot less because people in your area no longer buy furniture like this.

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In other areas people have gotten a lot more for dressers like this because people buy them and want them. The price you get will greatly depend on where you live and if people are willing to pay the higher price for the dresser.

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July 1, 20200 found this helpful

First - I would like to say that your parents seemed to have very good taste and if any of the other items in their estate is like this bedroom set, you should consider having one or two appraisers visit the site and give you an estimate on what they would charge for appraising the lot - individually.
It will be expensive but considering the value of this set, it may be worth it. I'm only stating this if the balance of their estate seems to fall in line with this set - it may not.

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There is no way we can possibly give you a value on this set or even the pieces as current value (especially for amateurs) is based on a sold item exactly like the yours and that will not happen. A knowledgeable appraiser knows all about this brand and has access to many auctions all over the world that will help them determine the value.

It is fortunate that you have a queen size bed frame (which is unusual for this age set) as it will probably sell where as most of this era headboards will be full size and are very slow to sell.
You also have a double dresser which is unusual and that could prove to be either a plus or a minus.
I believe your set is Conant Ball but not Russel Wright as almost all of his designs had his name also. You will see many people claiming their pieces are by Russell Wright but many of these claims will be false; some people just want to associate his name with Conant Ball.

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You could start with trying to get a free appraisal from one of the sites that offer this service. When they give you an appraisal they will also tell you where the best auction sites for this type furniture will be held - just in case you want to load it up and make the trip. This type of advertised auction is where people travel when looking for particular pieces and are willing to pay higher prices.
Of course, auctions are not free and whatever is the final bid is what you will receive (they do have a high starting bid so it would not be a 'give away').
If you decide to try this route first you will need several very good pictures: full front view of all pieces; side views, closeups of flaws, closeups of drawer knobs, inside views/open cabinet doors; backs of all pieces. Any provenance available as well as measurements.

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No clutter on tops or in pictures.
This may seem like a lot of trouble but this is the only way you will receive excellent information.
You can send this information to several sites at the same time.

instappraisal.com/

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

I did find some similar pieces but they could be miles apart in value.

www.ebay.com/.../283702217549?hash=item420df84b4d...

This smaller dresser (no mirror) is for sale; the seller says 'Russell Wright' but probably not as they show only Conant Ball marking.

www.ebay.com/.../163457089548?hash=item260ecd400c...

Here is a link to past questions that may help you decide what steps to take to find the information you're looking for.

www.thriftyfun.com/Finding-the-Value-of-Conant-Ball...


www.google.com/search?sa=X&source=univ&tbm=isch...

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