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caja fuerte
caja fuerte  

caja fuerte
caja fuerte  
Estoy interesada en vender mi caja fuerte, y quisiera saber un poco mas sobre ella y un consejo de cuanto puedo pedir.

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Ximena

Your safe has a few issues, which affect the value.   All of the hinge finials (acorns) are missing, the paint has slight damage, and it appears that the varnish is cracked and needs replacing.

Su caja fuerte tiene algunos problemas, que afectan el valor. Todos los remates de bisagra (bellotas) faltan, la pintura tiene daño leve, y parece que el barniz está agrietado y requiere de reemplazo.

The safe is from the early 1900's, up to about 1915, so it would be considered an antique.  Other than the noted problems, it is in nice condition.

La caja fuerte es de principios del siglo 1900's, hasta alrededor de 1915, por lo que se consideraría un antiguo. Aparte de los problemas conocidos, está en buen estado.

You should be able to ask between $750 to $1000 (US dollars) for the safe.

Usted debe ser capaz de preguntar entre $750 a $1000 (US dólares) para la caja fuerte.

Note:
This safe does not meet any current standards for fire or burglary resistance, and should not be used for overnight storage of cash, jewelry or valuable documents.   It is an antique only.

Nota:
Este seguro no cumple con cualquier normas vigentes para la resistencia de incendio o robo y no debería utilizarse para almacenamiento nocturno de dinero en efectivo, joyas o documentos de valor. Es un antiguo solamente.

As these prices are what I would expect the safe to go for in the US, I would recommend that you check with local antique dealers to see what a similar safe might go for in Ecuador.

Hope this helps,

Estos precios son lo que yo esperaría la caja fuerte para ir a en los Estados Unidos, recomiendo que consultes con anticuarios locales ver podría llegar un seguro similar en Ecuador.

Espero que esto ayude,

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