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Value of a Conant Ball Breakfront China Cabinet?

Value of a Conant Ball Breakfront China CabinetWhen is this piece from? Is it a Russell Wright piece and how much is it worth? I got it at an estate sale.

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May 16, 20200 found this helpful
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Gorgeous piece! Did you get it for $64? I see one sold on the East coast for that amount. I don't believe it is a Wright because his were signed 98% of the time. The auction house should have confirmed the provenance before selling. If the one I saw is this one, the mark was just the standard Conant.

I have seen these hutches sell on various sites and locations before Covid for $100-500. Furniture sales are regional and now in a Covid market values are plummetting since people have limited income and are unemployed.

$64 is the value in the place of the auction because that was the sold price. Sold price equals current market value.

If you are trying to flip it, you may want to wait until the market starts to correct.

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It is in nice shape!! Post back with an update!!

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Beautiful cabinet.
It's a shame that china cabinet's popularity depends upon someone having china to display and since china is no longer a 'desirable' item it follows that china cabinets will not be high on everyone's 'wanted' list.
The majority of the larger china cabinets take up more room than apartments and modern homes have available and a 'dining' room is almost non-existent in today's homes as some of the most popular types of homes are 'tiny' houses as people seek to downsize into smaller and smaller areas.

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This does not mean that cabinets like this are not selling but it does mean the type of buyers looking at these will be very low so it may take even longer to find a serious buyer.

I do see that some people are describing these cabinets as a 'breakfront' but yours is a true china cabinet. Does it really matter - no - but if you decide to sell then I would recommend listing it as a china cabinet but also have breakfront in the description mainly because people searching may not know the different and just look under one category.
Here is a description of the difference:

"A china cabinet is a storage closet either separate from, or built into, a wall while breakfront is any piece of furniture that has a central section that projects farther forward than the other sections."

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Here is a link to an excellent listing that has everything you need to know about how to list a cabinet like yours for sale. This listing covers everything - all you have to do is change the wording to fit your cabinet - measurements, etc. and add your pictures.

www.etsy.com/.../vintage-maple-conant-ball-china-cabinet...

You can look at the sold listings on eBay and see that cabinets are still selling but if you look closely you will see that very few are large cabinets; most are smaller and all can be used as other furniture - such as book cases or combinations for other displays.
You will also notice that most of them are listed as 'pick up only' so that means they cannot be counted as any type of 'value' except in that city/area.

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=antique+vintage...

eBay and Etsy have a lot of traffic but these sites are not very easy for new sellers to use and can 'trappings' that can be costly so if you do plan to sell your cabinet I would suggest sites like Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, USA4Sale Nationwide or just your area and any of the other sites that allow you to list as 'local pick up only'.

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This is a very nice cabinet and in great shape. When you are looking for the value of an item it all depends on your location where you live. If you are trying to find the value online this all depends on how much a piece has sold for. The asking price can be anything in the world but what the items sells for determines the value of this item. One piece recently sold for only $64 which is a very low price for Conant Ball furniture.

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Normally these times sell for much more and can go as high as $700 in some cases. Right now is a terrible time to try and price the item you have purchased and if you are looking to sell it again then I would suggest that you wait around 6 months or so and see the market value of the item then to determine if you want to sell it.

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