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Value of Milling Road Baker Furniture Dresser

I have a Milling Road Baker Furniture dresser/credenza/server and I'm not sure of it's worth. Is has some superficial scratches, but no major structural damage. All of the drawers and pulls are in great condition. I'd like to sell it. Does anyone have some advice on where and how much?
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May 25, 20190 found this helpful

This one is asking almost $5000!

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May 25, 20190 found this helpful

So the Mid Century Modern craze is hot right now, but waning a little.. now is the time to get this baby sold!! It is gorgeous and a hot brand--depending on where you are located. These do great in big cities...slower sales in small towns, unless there is a recent influx of "trendy" people.

If you have a reputable vintage furniture store or a good auction house that can get the word out that the piece is up for grabs you can have consign it for you, you will do much better than if you try to sell it yourself.

I can almost guarantee you that no one will pay you, a person, as much as this piece is worth (which can be up into the mid thousands depending where you live and the actual condition--their expert opinion is the only one that counts sadly--I often think something is in great shape, and they just shake their head at me). Hopefully it is from a smoke and odor free home also... as smoke or smells just kills the sale of a piece of furniture fast. It is almost (but not totally) impossible to get smells from wood.

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From experience I can tell you if you tried to sell this yourself for what it is worth, you will have two things happen...one is that people see big numbers on sites like Facebook Market place and Let Go and those kind of sites and the scammers come out in force trying to do all kinds of things to get the item and your money. Then the other people who really want the piece will find every flaw and try to get it down in price until you are practically giving it away. NO THANK YOU! People are horrible in these situations (UGH).

Now to sell with a company (store or auction house) you will have to pay a commission or split the profits, but it is safe and you will maximize the dollar amount you will receive for it in the long run. Plus you can get it out of your house and they will store it until it sells.

Post back what the final sale price is and where you are located. I am hoping you are in or near a big city where these are still hot and fetching the big bucks!!

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Great piece!!! Thanks so much for sharing it.

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May 25, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you for taking the time to comment. I am researching consignment shops in the area as we speak based on your advise. Im in Seattle, so it should be easy to find one. Hoping it gets sold for the right amount! Ill let you know what happens.

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May 25, 20190 found this helpful

Awesome! Thanks for posting back. I am so excited to hear how they sell in your amazing area. Hope you do well with it!

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