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Antique Furniture/Antique Secretary - What should I consign for?


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This antique secretary has been in my family since the 70's. Unfortunately, I'm not able to keep it, so I'm putting it on consignment. I had to have the curved glass replaced this year (which cost me $500). Other than that, the wood stain, mirroring, and brass are all the originals. It's in excellent shape. What range should I look for when selling it? I can send additional photos if needed.
Thank you!

consignment shops eat all the money.  and what glass was too much, sorry to say.  should have been around 350-400 installed.

i sold one two years ago at 1400 that was as nice as yours.  not knowing where you are located and not knowing the market there limits what i could tell you to sell for.

check around your area in shops to see how they are priced and compare teh look and condition to yours.

hope this helps


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