Value of an Antique/Vintage Potty Chair

I am curious to know the value of this old potty chair (assuming that is what it is). I have had this for many years. The top (lid) goes up.
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October 15, 20190 found this helpful

It is a commode. Look for identifying marks. You can take it to a dealer, as I am sure it has some value.

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October 15, 20190 found this helpful

This is an old fashion commode,missing the chamber pot.Hard to say the worth without any markings?

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October 16, 20190 found this helpful

How cute! I haven't seen one of these since the 1980s.

Wooden potty chairs were/are both functional pieces and then were decorator pieces. When country style furniture was big in the 1980s there was a resurgence of sorts and these were popular decorator pieces often used to hold pots of flowers. There were new ones made for that craze.

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Do you know the history of yours--is it a true early piece (early 1900s) or was it a repro piece from the 1980s?

While the true antiques (ones that are from 1919 or before) hold a little more value, overall values are all over the place from SOLD prices of $15 to $150. Yours looks like a good quality wood, but it is missing the chamber, which will take away from the value.

Interestingly enough, the ones with cute graphics either burned into them or the old cello graphics glued on seem to fetch more in some markets than the (what I prefer) solid and plain varieties). I guess people like the cute duckies and bunnies that were often used to decorate these pieces for their themes.

Since all furniture piece sales are regional and supply and demand based, my best suggestion is to talk to a vintage/antique dealer in your town to see how much it would cost to buy one like yours and then that would be retail value. You can--if you sell yours--expect to fetch 1/4 to 1/2 of retail in your town.

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If you don't want to go that route, you can always start high like $100 and take best offer. I don't recommend selling on eBay because of the new DIM shipping (if you are in the US because shipping a piece of this size and weight will probably cost more than the piece is worth).

It is adorable and people still use them for decorating pieces. They may also use them for their true intended purpose, but it would the chamber and getting one to fit may be a challenge.

Thanks for sharing this cutie!! Post back with how your sale goes if you are selling!

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October 16, 20190 found this helpful

It looks like a potty chair.There listed on E-Bay for about 20.00.

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October 16, 20190 found this helpful

You are correct and this is an antique potty chair. Check under the chair and see if there are any marks on the chair to help identify who made the chair or even the year it was made. If you cannot find anything the next step would be to take the chair to an antique dealer and speak with them about the chair.

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You can also try an auction house and they have people there who are so helpful and could give you a lot more information that we can do here.

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October 17, 20190 found this helpful

Your antique commode seat is lovely, but without the original porcelain or pottery covered "slop jar." it is worth about $125. I am a retired antique dealer.

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