Neo-Classic Crystal Chandelier Appraisal

Neo-Classic Crystal Chandelier Appraisal

Neo-Classic Crystal Chandelier Appraisal

Erica M. says:

Hi There-

I recently purchased a home and the previous owners left this chandelier – they claim it was purchased from an estate in La Jolla and that it has tremendous value – obviously, that’s relative and I only have their word to go by. I could just get rid of it and not care, since it has no sentimental value for me – but I can appreciate historical value if there were any.

What gives me pause is that they later told me that it was a family heirloom and if I were to get rid of it, they would want it back (they could have taken in the sale). I have reason to believe it does actually have value…but I need some help understanding 1) how much could i sell it for 2) how do I properly package it and 3) the best way to sell it if its valuable.

Please let me know if you need more information or images.

Thanks!

AW says: Hello Erica,  this does have value even if it’s not in the range the home sellers think it’s in. It’s Ne0-Classic style, It’s early to Mid-Century (2oth) It’s bronze coated, with a lot of what are probably Austrian or Czech cut crystals.

The form of the arms indicates that it is well made. It’s American with European styling.

Retail value: $1,250

Wholesale: $300 – (The reason for the large gap in retail and wholesale prices, is because these are not typically fast sellers for retailers. But when you find a decorator that wants one, they should be willing to pay a fair price.

If I were you, I’d try Facebook Market Place. This is pretty much the Craigslist replacement these days.

I would take all the  strands of crystal off and wrap the strands in bubble-wrap and place the base in an over-sized box w/ packing peanuts.

I don’t ship these when I get them. You can almost guarantee they’ll arrive broken.

Gook Luck and let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks!

Neo-Classic Crystal Chandelier Appraisal