Erik Buck Teak Bar Stools

Erik Buck Teak Bar Stools

Erik Buck Teak Bar Stools

These Erik Buck teak bar stools are in an increasing value trend.  They have an awful lot going for them. First, the condition of this set is near mint. They are a strong 9.9 out of 10.

Lets looks at what kind of furniture millenials are collecting. The ones who appreciate quality and value are going for mid-century, Danish design and industrial pieces.

A body can sit in one of these for a long time and still be comfortable.  They’re clean and attractive. Each has the Moebler, label to verify authenticity.

These are circa mid 20th century.

Retail value: $1,800

Wholesale value: $1,300.

 

Hanley’s Peerless Ale Tray

Hanley’s Peerless Ale Tray

Hanley's Peerless Ale Tray

This Hanley’s Peerless Ale Tray from Providence Rhode Island is a collectible which on an increased value trend. There are several reasons for this.

First, millenials are collecting beer trays. The tray is a piece of Americana, therefore the spectrum of collectors is wide. Antiques & collectibles, like everything else in the marketplace, are fix to the law of “supply & demand”.

This tray is 12″ in diameter and on a scale from 1-10 I’d say it’s a strong 6. It has great graphics, and crossover potential because of the bull-dog. At least three possible types of collectors could be interested. Those would be, collectors of things with dogs on them, breweriana collectors and people who collect advertising items.

This tray is circa 1940s.

Retail value: $100

Wholesale: $60

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Antique Oak Commode Chest

Antique Oak Commode Chest

Antique oak commode chest

Antique oak commode chests like this were a staple in American homes. They were mainly found in hallways, but sometimes bedrooms. The door on the right was to hold a chamber pot, thus the nickname commode.

The one pictured above, is from the turn of the 20th century, and is made with solid oak. This example is in excellent condition with no breaks or major damage.

The design is made by a process called spoon carving, a process where a scoop type chisel was used to carve out a pattern.

These chests are still useful today because of there small size, attractive look and no-nonsense storage ability. These, like many other pieces of antique oak furniture, have dropped in price quite a bit. This is due to several factors, the biggest being the trend towards mid-century style furniture.

Retail value: $195

Wholesale value: $75

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