Value of Mersman End Tables

I have two Mersman end tables in good condition #7489. Could you give me their approximate worth and if I paint them will they lose their value?
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August 6, 20180 found this helpful

They are worth $35-45 each. Painting generally lowers the value.

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August 7, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you!

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August 9, 20180 found this helpful

Mersman end tables like yours and similar are generally considered in the lower end of value unless they are in excellent condition and even then they do not sell for more than $60-$80 and most sellers will not ship these tables so the purchaser will have to be someone in their immediate area. This limits the number of potential buyers to just a few people and that is also according to how large the city happens to be.

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  • Your table may appear to be in good condition to you but probably not to some people. Check out this listing's sold price and this table looks to be in very good condition - $18 is not very much money and even less after eBay/PayPal fees are removed.
  • www.ebay.com/.../332703145379?hash=item4d76a71da3...
  • I would suggest you consider listing on your local Craigslist or any other of your local sales sites as they will sell better if someone can take a look at the condition for themselves.
  • If you list; be sure to show several pictures, especially of the condition.
  • When you have something like this and you are a pretty good "painter/artist" it may pay you to try your hand at a decorator paint job that is one of a kind as these do many times sell better than a model that is in abundance and probably in better condition.
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  • If you decide to do this you should take a look on Pinterest at all the different styles/types of paint that is popular right now.
  • You do not even have to do anything very elaborate as just a good solid color with a contrasting trim will sell for more money than your outdated end tables.
  • I still think Craigslist is the way to go with furniture that you cannot ship.
  • Take a look at some of this sites for some classic (some too fancy) designs and give it some thought.
  • You may like the finished product so well you will not want to sell.
  • www.etsy.com/.../hand_painted_end_tables
  • www.pinterest.com/.../
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August 12, 20180 found this helpful

Hi! I love these! Two just sold a few years ago at auction for $100 offerup.com/.../

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The value would be about the same today. I usually use eBay to determine current market value, but none are on that I see in the sold section. I only ever use sold items to value as it tells me what someone actually paid.

Painting does usually devalue, unless you are a famous artist and paint it up museum style :) I say that tongue in cheek... some repainting may fetch more as a one of a kind if that is what you do for a living and people seek out your work. Typically, if it is just Joe or Jane hobbiest painting, it devalues it.

These are sturdy and functional pieces so if it is something you are going to use and love, go for it!!! In a $50 piece, even if you devalue it to $30, it's not like painting over the Sistine Chapel! Enjoy your lovely piece! These were meant to be loved and grace your home!!!!!

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