Value of a Murphy Chair

I have two Murphy 206 chairs. I would like to know the value of these chairs.
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March 22, 20200 found this helpful

Unfortunately your photo is very dark and the fine details are not visible.

Do you know if the chair is pecan or mahogany?

I an give you some general info. For specifics, I suggest you taking it to a local antique/vintage shop and find out the value for your area as furniture values are one of the most regional in the marketplace.

Generally I have seen Murphy chairs sell if they are in good shape and are in pairs. The ranges for side chairs like these can go from $10 to $200 each.

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The two big things that cause such a huge range are below:

1. Furniture sales are supply and demand based and if you are in a high supply, low demand area, the prices are very low. Low supply, high demand, the values are higher.

2. Condition is also critical and since I can't see anything to indicate the condition, just be aware that things that affect values are:

--Smells
--Marks/dings in the wood
--Being reglued or repaired in any way
--Not having original hardware
--Any sign of it being off balance or bouncy

These are things no one can get from a photo so that is why it is best to seek a reputable reseller in your town to help you.

Post back what you learn! Thanks for sharing!!

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March 22, 20200 found this helpful

I believe that the chairs are mahogany. There are signs of some wear - minor dings on some of the edges.

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Thank you for your suggestions for seeking information to determine the value of the chairs in my area.

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March 23, 20201 found this helpful

I think that finding someone in your area, if you are not on lock down or whatever they are calling things now, will be your best option. That way you will be quoted a value for your town and you will have the best chance of getting them into the hands of someone who wants them. Sadly I see these by the curb where I am all too often and I find that extremely sad. They are lovely and functional pieces, we just have a glut of chairs in my area.

Be blessed. Be safe!

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March 24, 20200 found this helpful

I appreciate your response to my question.

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March 22, 20201 found this helpful

Currently there is a person who is listing 2 chairs on eBay for sale. They are not the exact chair you have here. He is asking $199 for the set.

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The set has not sold so it is hard to say what the exact value of this item is. You can try listing for the same price and adjust the price if anyone is interested.

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March 23, 20200 found this helpful

Thank you.

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March 24, 20201 found this helpful

You should be able to get at least $20 per chair just because they are nice and people always want chairs.

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March 25, 20200 found this helpful

Appreciate your response.

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