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I have a 4 drawer chest of drawers that is made out of cedar, it looks like red cedar to me. The back of it says: MURPHY 151 NSM. The measurements are: 42"H x 32"W x 18"D. It's missing 2 of the drawers, and the other 2 drawers are being used by a friend at the moment, but I was thinking of hiring someone to make the 2 missing drawers because it's a very nice looking piece of furniture, although it does need some refinishing. Is there any way you could give me some kind of estimate (in a format of, "between this amount and this amount, most likely"). Any information would be very helpful. Thank you.
This would be a valuable piece of furniture if it was in very good condition and had all four drawers but everything that is not original (even refinishing) will reduce the overall value.
I have a tall dresser, long dresser with mirror, and a foot locker all in good condition and would like to get a idea of what they are worth. I have done some research and found the tall dresser and foot locker are around 700 combined, but can't find anything on the long dresser. Any ideas on the value?
I would say $200-250.
This may give you a guide...this site has some vintage cedar dressers for sale with asking prices in the $350 range (NOT EXACT MATCHES but similar). I found an exact match, but the link was broken so I couldn't get any more info.
So when you click this link use your control and f key to bring up search box and put the word cedar in to find the two that were on there today).
If you are selling these,you can always say OBO (or best offer) and let the person tell you what they are willing to pay. Sometimes I start things high with a BIG OBO note and hope I get what I really wanted from the item price wise.
This is a nice set but not very high in demand so the true sale value will most likely be low. True resale value will probably depend on the type of area where your set is located. The reason being that it would cost almost as much to ship it as the sale price would be so local trade is what you would most likely be looking at.
I am looking for information on when the Murphy 86 school desk was manufactured and sold. I have one that was in an old schoolhouse.
I have an old school desk but could never find out very much about it so my answer may not help you very much.
There are several style/kinds of old school desks (as you will find if you just Google "old/vintage/antique school desks") and since you did not submit a photo it seems you may have to do some research yourself.
I cannot find a brand/name on my desk so at least you have that much. There are some desks up for sale on eBay so you may be able to find one like yours or at least get some info on value of this type of item.
I also had a web site from my original search that may help:
I have a table and four chairs. The markings say Murphy 336. Can you tell me how much it is worth? It has two leaves and also the sides flip down.
Antique furniture value relies heavily on original finish, current condition, location, quality etc. You can contact antique dealers in your area, online antique appraisers, etc., for possible values. For example, EBay currently has a Murphy office chair for $95.00.
I have a Murphy 202 4/6 bedroom suite, including head and foot board, dresser, a mirrored chest drawers, and 2 night stands. How much is it worth?
I dont have an answer. I have the same bed and would like to know its value also. Is there someone out there who knows?
I have a round Queen Ann table with 3 leaves and four chairs. No. 7394 made by the Murphy Chair Co. of Detroit, Mich. Can you tell me the date they were made and value?
By Charlie F.
What is the value of a Murphy cedar bed frame #202-4/6?
I'm trying to find out how old a cedar bed is that was made by Murphy with the numbers on the back 4204-5/0-4/6.
By pam from Crawfordville, FL
Vintage furniture may have notable value. Finding out this information is useful for restoration plans or future sale. Finding the value of a Murphy rocking chair.
This is a page about finding the value of a Murphy cedar chest. Antique and vintage furniture has not only sentimental value, but sometimes monetary value as well.
This is a page about finding the value of a Murphy wardrobes and armoires. These clothes storage cabinets can be a nice piece of bedroom furniture, and valuable to the right person.
This is a page about finding the value of Murphy chairs. The Murphy furniture company manufactured cedar chests, chairs, and wardrobes from the mid 1940s through the early 2000s. These collectible pieces can still be found today.