Value of a Mersman Table and Drexel Vanity

What is a Mersman coffee table #6964 and a vanity by American Treasure by Drexel #G07-310-2 worth?

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November 20, 20180 found this helpful

The Mersman table was listed here for $349.99. www.ebay.com/.../261228483779?cmd=VISPEC


eBay does not have that particular Drexel piece at this time, but does have others and they are also expensive. m.ebay.com/.../i.html?_mwBanner=1&_nkw=american...

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November 21, 20180 found this helpful

This is one of my favorite Mersman coffee tables, the 6964. It is lovely!!

The challenge with this particular piece there are a lot of them around (the one Judy gave you, this guy either has 3 of them or put 3 ads on trying to get more exposure).

There are others being posted out there on Pikclick (for $175 still unsold--different person) and one on Hoouz for $275 still unsold and looks like a different person) and one on High End Used Furniture for $479 (hard to tell but that may be the eBay guy cross posting).

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So with such a huge supply and low to moderate demand has caused every one of these I can find in the last 3 years priced over $100 left unsold on the table. There was one online that sold in 2015 for $80. The market hasn't changed much for furniture values since then so that is probably still going to be a price point for this particular piece.

It is sad, but the market is all about what people will pay for something and that is what drives the person.

So if it were mine and I was trying to sell it, I would start it at a high price and then take best offer, knowing that may be less than $100.

You can watch the one Judy gave you and see if it fetches that much and that would be today's current market value, but these have been sitting unsold for a long time.

Selling furniture on eBay or Etsy (to me) is a waste of time because it is hard to ship and most people look locally for furniture pieces, not online unless it is something super rare or unique.

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I have had my best luck selling furniture pieces through a few venues:

1. Facebook Marketplace and Next Door Website (free to list and no sold fees)
2. The Pennysaver or Newspaper ads (depending on the price you are selling it for, the ad may be free or you may have to pay--factor that in to your profit (value - fees = profit)
3. To reputable antique or vintage dealers who have the staff to come and pick up the items, wrap them to protect them, and haul them to their shop (they either pay outright or do a 50/50 or 60/40 split depending on if they consign or take total possession)

That said...coffee tables and vanities fit into most cars, so you could make a little more using option 1 (or 2 if a free ad) as you aren't splitting the profits with anyone.

With number 3, you make a little less, but it totally reduces the hassle to get it to the new owner or having people come to your home!

I apologize I am not able to help with the Drexel piece. That is not a brand I am familiar with and I don't want to give you incorrect information.

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Generally I would say check eBay or the other on line auctions and study their SOLD section. If you find a match for this piece in the sold section, that would give you today's current market value.

Post back what you get for them and what part of the country you live. I love to learn values in different towns!! THANKS!!

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November 21, 20180 found this helpful

I do not believe anyone can add very much to the information provided by Pghgirl as she seems to have stated the market value of this Mersman table in a very common sense manner.

Mersman furniture (or just furniture in general) seems to be one of the slowest selling items posted on any of the selling sites whether the sites are local or eBay, Etsy, Chairish, etc. but occasionally when something is posted locally it will sells faster and usually leaves more profit for the seller.

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And, as a general rule, a local sale is a lot less trouble for the seller.

Local sale sites like Craigslist, USA4Sale, Facebook Market Place, as well as numerous other sites provide good coverage and most sites are free of any costs and very easy to use. Another good thing about these sites is that you can list items on several sites so you can have a large variety of viewers (just remember to remove the extra listings when something sells).

I believe sellers sometime believe their items are more valuable than the market value indicates and refuse to lower prices when it is clear they are priced too high. That does not mean you should lower a price after 2 weeks of posting but it does mean to keep reviewing what you have for sale and lower the price if it seems it will not sell at that higher price.

Just for information: the listing that Judy posted was from June 2013 (yes, they do show up for many years) and, although it was relisted many times, there is no indication this table was ever sold. The seller does not have any items listed for sale right now but may still have the table (?). Other similar/like tables have been listed but no indication that any are selling (except the one Pghgirl noted for $80).

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Here are the only "like" tables that I have found that are presently listed for sale and both of these have been listed for some time.

www.etsy.com/.../free-delivery-within-30-miles-in...

www.ebay.com/.../192498512729?hash=item2cd1ce3359...

If you wish to sell this table, I would suggest you list it on local sites and start your price at whatever you wish but be ready to lower the price if no one shows an interest.

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November 21, 20180 found this helpful

Just a comment about your American Treasure by Drexel vanity #G07-310-2:
Very few pieces of furniture are listed with numbers so we would need a better description and pictures to be able to do any creditable research on value or even on just information.

Drexel furniture as a general rule holds its value and if a piece is vintage and in very good condition then it will probably be worth several hundred dollars.

You may wish to get an appraisal but person (on site) appraisals are very expensive and may not even be available in your area but you can get decent online appraisals for only a few dollars so you might want to check one out.

Barneby's is a good site and they charge $17. They usually supply a lot of information if several pictures and some information is supplied.

www.barnebys.com/.../

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November 23, 20180 found this helpful

289.00

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November 24, 20180 found this helpful

289.00

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