This is a professional appraisal report provided upon request. It contains a detailed description and valuation of your artwork. This document also includes information about how to sell your furniture, and about the Valuation method we’ve used.
This report is designed to give you an appraisal value for the furniture, whether it is vintage, reproduction or antique furniture piece. The information provided will help you to understand your piece and its value. It also provides an appraisal value in US dollars, as well as how to sell it. This report is not intended to encourage you to sell your furniture, rather it aims to provide information on your furniture’s value, so that you know what steps to take if you do wish to sell. This appraisal was prepared in accordance with the substance and principles of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, as developed by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation.
Description and history
This is a Vintage Reproduction, fine quality solid wood, complete furniture set from circa late 20th Century.
Reproduction furniture is furniture made to emulate the designs of the past. Whether it be a writing desk that mimics the same one Charles Dickens used to write Great Expectations or an art-deco style armchair, using this style of furniture adds a flare of history to any space.
In this case, the table aims to reproduce the style known as Colonial Style. Colonial furniture was the sought-after design style built by American colonists from the mid-1600’s to the mid-1700’s. The design was influenced by styles used in England. Different from English design, Colonial design fulfilled a need for basic, light and multifunctional furniture.
This piece of furniture is a side table made of solid wood. It is a fine quality furniture you can see similar pieces here: [source]. Here is a list of pictures of the items included in this appraisal report:
I am impressed with the quality of this side table. The quality of the carvings are exceptional and the construction is excellent. Here is a list of some auction sales used for reference:
Appraisal Value ($)
List of item included in this appraisal:
Bed (headboard/footboard w/ side rails) – 3 BEDS
Dresser – 3 Dressers
Armoire (clothing or storage only, no TV
Couch – 5 Units
Coffee Table – 3 Tables
Side/End Table – 4 Units
Dining Table – 3 Units
Dining Chair – 14
Dolphin statue stand
Nightstand – 6 Units
Table Lamp – 5 Units
Barstools – 8 Units
Mirror- 2 Units
Umbrella Stand – 3 Units
Patio Chair – 9 Units
Decorative Artworks (signed in plate prints, framed) – 6
Appraisal Report made by:
BSc, MSc, Expert Art Appraiser
10+ year of Experience in Online Art Appraisals.
100k+ Customers Served.
Antique Store Owner.
You can check my portofolio of past appraisals here:
How to sell it
Antiques, art, and other collectibles are difficult items to sell online. This can take a lot of time. Be patient, but also make sure that the price you are asking for is the right one for your pieces of art. Consider the following tips on how to sell antiques and collectibles online. These tips will help maximize the price of your antique or collectible.
I would recommend selling it online, there are many ways to do this, for instance: Post an ad on Craigslist. Use eBay to sell antiques online. Post a listing on the Etsy marketplace. Sell with direct messages using Instagram. Create a website using Squarespace or WordPress. Use Shopify to sell via a website, POS and social channels. List your items on Bonanza.com, Facebook Marketplaces or Amazon Marketplace. The higher number of ads the better, if you don’t have time, I would recommend to start with Facebook, Etsy and Amazon.
The key to selling antiques on-line is to let potential customers know that you know what you are talking about. It’s much more difficult to sell something when the potential buyer can’t be sure it is authentic. Sellers should use a well thought out descriptive guides, like this report. A good lead generation service should be helpful in establishing these relationships with online buyers, and an effective way to do this is through a classified ads. If a buyer asks for more information, giving them some valuable facts well ahead of time will get you more sales because your reputation increases and real customers are the ones who ask for more details.
In order to sell your Antiques online, you will need to create a profile on the relevant forum (Etsy, Amazon and FB). Make sure you add a high-resolution image of the product (include at least 3 detailed photos) and add some text. The text should be informative and straight to the point, nothing fancy or fluffy.
Asking price is a big factor to sell your antique. If your asking price is too high (fancy company stickers, missing parts, or chip paint) you are unlikely to get many bids. If the asking price is too low it will cost you money for repairs, shipping, and insurance. As a general rule, I would recommend setting an asking price that is 80% of the value of this report, so you will make the listing attractive from the beginning.
About the valuation method
To value this item I have considered the results from past auction sales. Keep in mind that the final price can be different from asking prices that you can find on the internet. You can see ads on the internet with different asking prices. However, a very high asking price doesn’t normally find cash from a buyer.
That’s why our method comprises searching and comparing similar past sale results that had a buyer. That’s why we can provide an accurate estimation of this item.
For art pieces, remember that it isn’t the same a print, a limited edition print or an original art piece. If the artist can’t be identified, the value assigned corresponds to the quality and potential interest of the market for the painting.
To value this item I have considered the results from past auction sales. Keep in mind that the final price can be different from asking prices that you can find on the internet. You can see ads on the internet with different asking prices. However, a very high asking price doesn’t normally find cash from a buyer. That’s why our method comprises searching and comparing similar past sale results that had a buyer. That’s why we can provide an accurate estimation of this item.
Trying to determine likely interests and tastes of a broad market can be tricky. Works by a lesser-known artist may reveal greater interest to collectors than you might expect, but it is difficult to know without some market research. The same applies for artists who have works in the major museums or galleries but whose work doesn’t command large prices at auction or from dealers. Do not confuse print original limited edition. Be aware that the value of a piece of art is linked to the artist’s name and reputation. The quality of the work of art, its potential interest, are also major factors in its evaluation.
Quality art can be a good investment, but a large print or lithograph might not be as valuable. There are many different kinds of prints. An original piece of art has the highest value, followed by limited edition prints, which have a set number of prints produced.