Chief Wolf Robe Bronze
Ian asks: What can you tell me about this statue?
AW says: This is a wonderful example of a Charles Kauba, cold paint, polychrome sculpture. The figure is a Chief Wolf Robe Bronze of the Native American Indian Cheyenne tribe. This is circa early turn of the 20th century and an excellent casting of this figure. There are at least several other casting versions of lesser value. Those tend to be mounted directly on marble without a pedestal.
One sold in 2008 for $22,000 at auction. But PLEASE NOTE an auction sale is a snapshot in time. You can never exactly duplicate all the same auction market conditions.
Retail value of yours. $20,000
Wholesale value: $12,000
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Neo-Classic 20th Century Chandelier
Debbie Asks: What can you tell me about my chandelier?
AW says: This is an early to mid 2oth century chandelier, made of brass. We can discern this by the cut of the candle cup, and the ornamentation on the arms.
The cut of the cup (the area where the prisms are affixed) is precise. The ornamental curl that half way to each arm is refined and elegant but strong. These two features among other tell-tale signs indicate a chandelier made of solid brass rather than a pot metal which many inferior fixtures from this period are made from.
Retail Value: $475
Wholesale Value: $150
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Stickley Brothers Oak Dining Room Set
What can you tell me about my Sitckley Brothers Oak Dining Room Set?
I’d be interested in the best places to list this set on line and the max value I could expect to get .
AW says: This is a wonderful example of Stickley Brothers Furniture. They began the Quaint Line in the early 1900s featuring Mission style furniture.
The black & gold label is circa 1902. This Quaint furniture
featured gorgeous quarter-sawn or “Tiger Oak” . The set is made from solid oak. It was quarter-sawn to expose the beautiful tiger stripe grain.
It’s important that you have so much of this set and that helps bring up the value.
These days, to get top money for sets like this, people are using websites like Chairish
, eBay & First Dibs. I think those are where you’d need to go to get top dollar for your Stickley Brother Oak. A local auction house could help you sell it, but it would be more of a gamble.
Retail value for the set: $3,800
Wholesale value: $2,200