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A Victorian Era Solid Wood Oak French Renaissance Revival Style circa late 19th Century

The dining set includes a table, 6 dining chairs, and a ceiling light, a large side cabinet and a hallway highback chair.

The table can extend on either or both sides to accommodate more persons.

As displayed we use 4 chairs and the two chairs in the side are actually end chairs.

It was made in Switzerland and the estimated age is over 100 years old.

The wood is original and buttons on the cloth original, only the cloth on the seats was redone in Perth and replaced the original worn out mustard colour leather that was on the item. The button around the cloth are also original.

The side cabinet has original keys with all working locks and drawers in top and below.

The high back chair has storage below the cushion.

This is a professional appraisal report provided upon request. It contains a detailed description and valuation of your antique. This document also includes information about how to sell your item, and about the Valuation method we’ve used.

This report is designed to give you an appraisal value for the antique you own, whether it is a furniture, china, glassware, or other types of antique or collectible items. 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 antique, rather it aims to provide information on your antique’s value so that you know what steps to take if you do wish to sell.

Description and history

This is a Victorian Era Solid Wood Oak French Renaissance Revival Style circa late 19th Century.

First, let’s look at the style. The style is French Renaissance. The Renaissance is a period in European history marking the transition from the Middle Ages to modernity and covering the 15th and 16th centuries. Renaissance furniture reflected a renewed interest in the arts by the wealthy, with ornate carving on chairs, table legs, and cabinets adorned with figurines. This era in history was inspired by Greek and Roman ideals. Family crests and coats of arms were popular during the Renaissance.

The style of the set is Renaissance, but they were made in later period, specifically, in circa late 19th Century. I can know the age of the set due to the type of metallic parts used. A circa 17-18thC (or older) furniture should include hand forged metallic pieces. That’s not the case of this set. When an older style is re-used, the term “Revival” is normally included in the description.

The set is made of Solid wood, Oak, which confirm it isn’t an original Renaissance Furniture (they abandoned Oak wood for other types of noble woods).

In general the condition of the set is excellent for its age.

I believe this antique is a great piece for a variety of people. I think it will suit anyone who is an antique collector, researcher, or antique dealer. I believe that this piece would be valuable to anyone and that buying this piece would be a great investment for the buyer.

Appraisal Value (AU$)

12,000-14,000 AU$.

Appraisal Report made by:

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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

This is a detailed report of the value of your piece. To determine the value the appraiser has 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.

To get an accurate valuation of your antique piece I considered: description, condition, and possible precious metal content. History, age, provenance, and the importance it has played in history are also considered. A crucial interest is a collector’s willingness to buy this piece. While some antiques are really collectible, others are really difficult to sell, and hence their value decreases.

Antiques can be a good investment. A piece’s year of manufacture, condition, rarity, and history can all influence an antique’s value.Antiques, when bought wisely and carefully, can provide many good years and even decades of enjoyment before their value appreciates significantly. Antique furniture, paintings, prints and maps are not only useful works of art but also a tangible asset. Their value in the market increases every year making them great long-term investments for people who want to diversify their assets.

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