What’s it worth? Appraisal of antique dome top chest

Sheree asks:

    I purchased this Blanket chest 30 years ago.  I was told it from Sweden and was made in the 1700’s.  All original paint and hardware.  Thanks in advance for your appraisal.

Kind Regards,

Sheree´╗┐

 antique dome top chestprimitive blanket chest

 

AW says: First of all, thanks for sending so many clear pics. Although I’ve not posted all of them here, they were all useful in dating and evaluating your blanket chest.

I agree that it’s Swedish in style, maybe Finnish, but certainly Scandanavia. It’s circa late1700s to early 1800s. It’s got a great color, and typical designs on the corners. Many of these old chests survived the years due to sentimentality and functionality. They were just too practical to be gotten rid of.

If they didn’t have an immediate use, they’d of course be stored with contents and fogotten about for generations. This is why you can still find some of them in good condition.

Retail value: $975

Wholesale: $550

Quick sale: $350

Keywords: Scandanavia, Sweeden, dome top, blanket chest, trunk 18th century, 19th century, primitive

 

What’s it Worth? Appraisal for Imari charger

Imari chargermark on imari charger

Deborah asks:

Wally,

I have recently purchased a 21″ diameter Imari Charger that I would like you to appraise. Very ornate and has 6 stilt marks on the back. I purchased this out of an estate of a couple who traveled to Japan in the 1950’s and brought back many pieces of art, china, etc.

 

That is all the info I was given, aside from the fact they owned many antiques. There are a multitude of colors in this charger, all hand painted and some gilding but I cannot date it myself. The bottom foot does appear to have some glaze on it. No chips or cracks whatsoever. The pics should say it all hopefully.

 

Deborah

 

AW says: That’s a great early 20th century Imari charger. The definition of a charger being a plate that is 18″ or larger. Obviously, being in excellent condition helps.

Date range: Turn of the 2oth century.

Retail value: $365

Wholesale value: $250
(The mid range price you could expect to achieve at a well advertised live auction. The price that is most often realized)

Quick sale value: $125
The price your likely to get if you have to sell your item immediately and your prospective customer is aware of this.

Common terminology, nicknames, keywords: Imari, Japanese Export Porcelain, bold, powerful colors

Care and storage tips: I like to put things like this out of the reach of children or pets if they’re expect to be around. Also, please don’t expose any fine porcelain to extreme temperatures.

What’s it Worth? Appriasal of Quimper Pottery

quimper pottery antique quimper pottery Kathy asks:

Hi Walt,
I have a set of 7 antique Quimper teacups with saucers.
One saucer has a small chip.
Two of the teacups’ interiors have a little “crumb” of clay on the floor of the cup. The clay was simply a crumb that remained in the teacup when it was fired.

Thanks,
Kathy

AW says: Thanks for your appraisal request. Quimper pottery, sometimes referred to as Faience was originally produced in the late 1600s in Northern France, some Quimper factories are still operating today. Most of their patterns are smooth, practical and decorative pieces with hand painted scenes of peasants, either a male or female figure surrounded by stylized flowers such as yours.
Date range:
1950-1970 $140 for the 7 sets
(top price)

 

Retail value:

Wholesale value: $85
(The midrange price you could expect to achieve at a well advertised live auction. The price that is most often realized)

Quick sale value: $40
The price your likely to get if you have to sell your item immediately and your prospective customer is aware of this.

Common terminology, nicknames, keywords: Quimper porcelain, china,pottery, peasant pottery, Henriot Quimper, Faience pottery

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: Even though this is not antique pottery, I would not put this in the dishwasher.