What it worth? Eastlake bed appraisal

Eastlake bed

Cindy asks:
Excellent condition – original finish – solid oak. Full size extra long.
Wood side rails. Taken extremely good care of the bed throughout the years.

Headboard is 70inches high (from floor to crown), 57 1/2 inches wide.
Footboard is 33 1/2 inches high and 57 1/2 inches wide.
Side rails are approximately 1 foot high

Headboard top comes off.

Over 90 – 100 years old I was told but can’t get the exact year. It has been in my family
from the beginning. I have been told it is worth quite a bit.

Can you help me?

I have another old bedroom set that I plan to send to you soon.

Thanks – you came highly recommended by Terri H.

AW says: That’s a very nice Eastlake style Victorian era, spoon carved Oak bed. Points for height and original finish. These old beds are coming back in favor. Usually beds are kind of tough to sell, but of antique beds, these large Eastlake high headboard beds are better sellers.

You can find these listed at much higher prices on the internet and elsewhere, but trust me, they’re not selling in those price ranges yet.

Date range: 1880s

Retail value: $1000-$1200
(top price)

Wholesale value: $400-$600
(The midrange price you could expect to achieve at a well advertised live auction. The price that is most often realized)

Quick sale value: $250-$300
The price your likely to get if you have to sell your item immediately and your prospective customer is aware of this.

Common trade terminology: Eastlake Bed, Victorian Bed, Spooncarved Headboard, Spoon Carved, Spooncarved Oak

Nicknames or slang terms: N/A

Selling tips: eBay can be a good place to sell these, but don’t expect to get top dollar for it on eBay and you may have to list it a couple of times before it sells. Obviously shipping is an issue. A good antique auction or a show may do it justice but with large items, there’s a chance that it may not sell right away. It’s just that the market is a bit narrow for any over sized item.

In most cases, I believe it would be beneficial for your to give the prospective buyer a link to this page, and to bookmark it via your favorite bookmarking service.

Care and storage tips: Nothing special, I’d be careful about what kind of treatment if any that you give it. I give this points for original finish which is important, I’d just dust it at the most.