Antique Green Man Chair

Antique Green Man Chair

Deanna asks:

I just bought this from a local “junk” store. I saw one like it in rocking chair form that the seller was asking 1600 dollars.  Excited to hear what you have to say!!


greenman chair stretcher

Antique green man chair







AW says,

This is an antique green man chair.

It’s tough to say why the similar chair is $1,600 since I don’t have a picture of that one to compare your’s to. That one could be an earlier chair than the one you have. However, since it’s a rocker,  I doubt that it’s old enough to  deserve that kind of a price tag.  It could just be over-priced.

Your chair is circa turn of the 20th century. It chair  appears to be made of Mahogany.  The back has a hand carved splat of a mythical figure called  the Greenman. The Greenman is on gates, concrete walls and fountains of older European homes. The legs and stretchers are sausage style turned.

The saw cut edges and lines of this chair show that it was made after the industrial revolution.  The Greenman motif is a medieval period entity. He made a comeback in the  Victorian era.

Retail value: $375

Wholesale: $150

Chandelier with 5 Arms and Bobeches

Appraisal for 5 Arm Chandelier with Bobeches

Appraisal for 5 Arm Chandelier with Bobeches

Mary asks:

What can you tell me about this, my 3rd chandelier?

AW says: This is the simplest and smallest of the three chandeliers you’ve had me appraise for you in this round. This one has something the other two chandeliers you’ve had me appraise do not have, bobeches.

Bobeche are the small rings on the bottom of the candlestick where a real candle would catch drips. On an electric chandelier, the serve to reflect light and are a nice embellishment.

This again is 20th century and European, neo-classic in styling. It’s not a surprise that the 3 would match in style and age seeing that they’re in the same home.

Retail value: $575

Wholesale value: $200

European Brass Chandelier

European Brass Chandelier European Brass Chandelier
This European brass chandelier is a fine piece of vintage lighting. It  was obviously meant to throw quite a bit of light, and the emphasis is on the volume of “candles”. Generally speaking of chandeliers, the more arms they have the higher their cost.
This is often the case in chandeliers that were to hang in Grand Foyers. The prisms are icicle types, they and the ball shape prism that serves as a finial are minimal compared to many other chandeliers of this period. (Early to mid-2oth century.
Retail value: $2,850
Wholesale: $750