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Value of Conant Ball Furniture?

A view of the entire living room set.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.

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A long oval coffee table with two smaller side tables.
 
A living room set of Conant Ball furniture
 
The wooden chair without a cushion.
 
The sofa without cushions.
 
The underside of the love seat.
 
A wooden love seat without the cushions.
 
The markings on the underside of the couch.
 

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November 26, 20200 found this helpful
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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.

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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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November 27, 20200 found this helpful

Thank you for the quick response. Your answer confirms what we suspected during our brief searches but were unsure as we found very little on Conant Ball furniture similar to ours.

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Your Conant Ball furniture could be worth several hundred to several thousand dollars but where can you list it to reach someone willing to pay what it may be worth?

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Are you located in an area where residents are able/willing to pay what your pieces may be worth? Location is a big factor in the actual value of items that are too large/costly to ship. If this set was up for auction in a real public auction then it may be possible to to find someone willing to pay true value and also have it shipped or picked up.

Since we do not know where you live nor what type of furniture is popular say within a hundred mile radius you may have to search out an auction house where you can deliver this set and let it go for whatever the bidders will pay.

You can always ask for a personal appraisal but these can be pretty costly so be sure to ask about cost before agreeing for someone to appraise it.
There are online appraisal sites that have very good reputations - some are free (for items like this) but some of the better sites will charge a small fee - usually under $35. An appraisal would give you a very good idea as to what you really have and what the insurance and retail value currently is.

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These sites also provide auction sites that specialize in this type of furniture and try to find a site near your location.
I would suggest you post your pictures and information to several sites and choose at least one paid appraiser as it will be money well spent. They will send you their appraisals in writing so you will have that should you decide to try and sell it yourself.

Many people will recommend seeing a local antique dealer or someone in your area but the furniture you have needs a qualified appraiser and someone local rarely fits that description.

Check out some of these sites - you might want to try the free ones first but don't stop there.
www.whatsellsbest.com/.../antiques.html
antiques.lovetoknow.com/Free_Antique_Appraisals_Online

Hope you can find what your furniture is really worth but if you cannot take it to an auction house then you may have to break up the set and sell pieces individually.

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It is difficult to find pieces like yours but not impossible but location and condition will probably dictate final value - what someone is willing to pay.

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November 26, 20200 found this helpful

These pieces are very well made and in great condition. Highly collectible Mid Century Modern design and the value could range from the $100's to the $1000's. - Here is a link to a consignment sales on Conant Ball - www.chairish.com/.../conant-ball also this question link- https://www.justanswer.com

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This is very expensive furniture. Look on eBay and use the filter to show items that actually sold. That way you will know what yours is worth.

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December 26, 20200 found this helpful

It has taken me a while to find what I think is a match to your set.

Typically called Colonial style, this site attributes them to the 1940s, which I agree with. Maybe, very early 1950s. This style came back around in the 1970s so there is an outside chance this is a reproduction set--that I can't lay my hands on the numbering info to verify that.

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Now Conant Ball is a well known name, although these do not appear to be signed by Russel Wright, which typically increases the value, so I would take that out of the equation unless I am missing his signature.

www.justanswer.com/.../8jfj3-wife-conant-ball-furniture...

Regarding values--This info is from 2014, so the prices are outdated somewhat--because values have in many cases dropped for furniture over the past 10 years. You can use them as guidance and, as a reseller myself, I start super high and then take best offer because if someone offers, they are interested and I will take it into consideration and negotiate.

Remember furniture values are regional so if you are in a place where there is a huge supply, low demand of CB furniture it will drive your values down. Low supply, high demand will increase your value.

Post back how your sale goes and were you are located. I like to trend sales on things I love like CB furniture! Thanks!

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