Victorian Era Solid Wood Queen Anne Style set of Chairs
This is a professional appraisal report for Victorian Era Solid Wood Queen Anne Style set of Chairs provided upon request. It contains a detailed description and evaluation of your Victorian Era Solid Wood Queen Anne Style set of Chairs. This document also includes information about how to sell your item and about the valuation method we’ve used. Keep in mind that the appraisal value is only applicable to this particular unit and should NOT be understood as a general valuation of Victorian Era Solid Wood Queen Anne Style set of Chairs. It is very important to understand this, as values can range from 100 to 100K depending on subtle details.
This report is designed to give you an appraisal value for the Victorian Era Solid Wood Queen Anne Style set of Chairs you own, whether it is 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 of Victorian Era Solid Wood Queen Anne Style set of Chairs
This is a set of solid wood chairs made in the style of Queen Anne. Furniture made in the Queen Anne style was originally produced in the 1720s to about 1750 (the eponymous Queen Anne died in 1714). The style traveled to the United States, where it continued in production until 1800, falling within the Colonial furniture period. This style was also employed in several later periods, often known as Queen Anne Revival.
To know the age of the chairs, we need to check the frame construction. We can see the underneath of the chair in this picture:
We can see the wood joints are very irregular. All the cuts were hand made. This tells us the chairs were made in, at least, the late 19th century. To continue with the inspection, we can see the chair’s feet on the next image:
This type of fee is called a claw-and-ball foot: a foot on a piece of furniture shaped like a bird’s or animal’s claw grasping a ball. The ball and claw foot, was introduced in the 1700s and is a well-known furniture foot in its own right. The feet were hand carved.
Overall the quality of the chair is exceptional, however, it doesn’t meet the requirements of a circa 1700s Queen Anne Style chair. Also, the wicker seat was very rare in circa 1700s, they used all kind of clothing fabric and leather. This is a set made in 1837-1901, Victorian era. In that era, Queen Anne style were very popular and this set is representation of that period. 19th century furniture was amongst the best ever made. The set is made of Solid wood, Mahogany.
In any case, I think that the set is exceptional and that any antique collector would love to own the set.
Appraisal Value ($)
$1,200-1,500 for the set.
Appraisal Report made by:
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How to sell it
Antiques, art, and other collectibles are difficult items to sell online. Selling Victorian Era Solid Wood Queen Anne Style set of Chairs 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. You can 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 Marketplaces. If you don’t have time, I would recommend starting with Facebook, Etsy, and Amazon.
The key to selling antiques online 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’s authentic. Sellers should use a well thought out descriptive guide like this one. A good lead generation service should be helpful in establishing these relationships with online buyers, and an effective way to do this is through 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 will increase 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 in selling your antique. If your asking price is too high (fancy company stickers, missing parts, or chipped 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 the asking price 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 the following: 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, even decades, of enjoyment before their value appreciates significantly. Antique furniture, paintings, prints, and maps are not only useful works of art but also tangible assets. Their value in the market increases every year, making them great long-term investments for people who want to diversify their assets.