What’s it worth? Appraisal for transitional china cabinet

Hi Wally,
Thanks so much for providing this service!  Here  is the first of the three appraisals I ordered.
 This is a china cabinet owned by my grandmother, to my mother and now to me.
AW says: Hi Lynn, I’m glad you enjoy the site enough to say so.
What you have is a transitional piece, (coming out of the Federal into the Victorian era) , which is of course a china cabinet.
It’s made of Mahogany, the griffins on the side top are hand carved and the facia wood is likely a veneer.  Circa 1850-80. This is an attractive piece and well built. That said, transitional pieces tend not to bring as much as transitional pieces, although tend to sell just as fast if they are priced right.
  • Retail value: $425-$495
  • Wholesale: $150-$175
  • Quick sale: (This item shouldn’t have to suffer a quick sale)
  • Transitional
  • Mahogany
  • China Cabinet
  • 2 door
  • griffins
  • hand carved
  • veneer
  • empire
  • Victorian