What’s it worth? Appraisal European dining room set

modern table base
european modern chair
european cabinet

european table

This is what we need appraised- It is definitely antique. The hutch is in good condition, the table is OK , and the chairs are in poor condition.

Thanks.

AW says: That’s a striking set. It’s European, most likely French judging by the style of the chairs and the table base. Because the Chairs are in poor condition and table & chair sets are not great sellers at the moment, I recommend you try to market the set mostly on the merit of the cabinet. It’s really a neat one. The price I’m giving however is for the whole set.

Date range: 1940s

Retail value: $450-$600

Wholesale value: $300
(The midrange price you could expect to achieve at a well advertised live auction. The price that is most often realized)

Quick sale value: $150-$200
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: Modern Furniture, (you may already know this, but for the readers who don’t, even though this set is old, the style is referred to as “Modern”).

What’s it Worth? Appraisal of Leopold Stickley Furniture

 leopold stickley furniture

 

Tina asks: Hi,

When recently cleaning out my in-laws home we came across some furniture that belonged to my husband’s grandmother. It is a Stickley dining table and 4 chairs.

We have researched enough to know that it’s from the Stickley sons but couldn’t get much further than that. I am attaching several photos of the table and the chairs including the markings on the underside of each.

The pieces are in good condition with the exception of some wear on the seat of one of the chairs. I don’t have a photo showing this but the table has sides that fold down. I appreciate your help in determining the value of these pieces so that we can figure out how to sell them.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Tina

 

 

 

AW says: That’s a very nice set of Leopold Stickely furniture, and it is of good quality. Leopold had several furniture making ventures with his brothers, the most well known, Gustav, who was widely perceived to be the most talented of the group.

Your table set appears to be made of solid Cherry wood.

Date range: 1935-40

 

 

Retail value: $600-$700 for set.
(top price)

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: $150
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: Stickley furniture, leopold stickley, cherry table, cherry valley furniture.fayetteville ny,

Care and storage tips: With any jointed furniture, such as your chairs, it’s best to go easy with furniture polish, it can get into the joints and loosen them. Old English scratch cover is great for covering scuff marks or dry spots, but do not use it if you plan to refinish a surface.

 

 

What’s it worth? Heywood-Wakefield wicker set

heywood wakefield wicker setheywood wakefield wicker

Steve asks:

Here are our pictures of the wicker. There are four pieces: couch, rocker, chair, and foot stool. I have located original “stickers” with the name Heywood Wakefield Mass. on the bottom of the couch and chair. The rocker has one on it but it has been painted over but it does have a metal tag attached to the backside.
I have several pictures and I will probably have to send a few emails to get all of the pictures to you because of the size of the data.
We look forward to your input and appraisal.
Thank you
Steve

 

AW says: That’s a very nice set and here’s what I like about it: It has a wonderful victorian form which the better Heywood-Wakefield furniture is noted for, the condition is excellent and there it’s a multi-piece set that’s still together.

Date range: 1910s

Retail value: (All values given are for the set) $475- $650
(top price)

Wholesale value: $300
(The midrange price you could expect to achieve at a well advertised live auction. The price that is most often realized)

Quick sale value: $200
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: Gardner furniture, Heywood-Wakefield, Wicker furniture, Victorian wicker furniture.

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: This antique wicker is much more durable than most people would think. It doesn’t need much in the way of care other than a light dusting.