What’s it worth? Appraisal black walnut sideboard

Stu asks:

European sideboard (sorry we don’t know much more about it, given to us by great aunt.

black walnut antique sideboard

AW says:

That’s a beautiful black walnut sideboard with a marble top, and you’re correct, it’s definitely European. It’s circa 1860-1890.

The furniture market has slowed quite a bit in the last 10 years and this appraisal reflects that. I love the mirrored shelves that the sideboard has, and that will certainly help resale value. If I were you, I’d try to sell it to a private party if in fact you plan on selling it. The reason being, is that dealers are not paying much for furniture in this price range/era right now.

  • Retail value $750-$900
  • Wholesale $250-$400


  • black walnut
  • sideboard
  • server
  • buffet
  • victorian
  • marble top