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first thing thank you for your time.i was hoping you could just tell me what i have i cant find no makers mark on it on wheel photo included says 1881 maybe i ballpark figure whats its worth in present state how much it would cost to restore and if it would be worth restoring i dont want to take up to much of your time if you need any money i have pay pal to send you some money anyway thank you again......
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if it is not marked with a label there is not way anyone an determine the manufacturer unless an identical trunk is located that is labeled.  

this is a good one.  i recently missed buying one for 150 that was not a ood as this.  i could have sold it for 300 easily.

restored properly by someone who knows what to do this would have a fair market value of 1200.  however, the cost of proper restoration by a knowledgeable an skilled restorer would cost 800-1000.

please explain what you mean by"wheel photo" and we can talk more.

thank you but no money will change hands between you and I.  

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In regards to American antique, vintage and collectible furniture I can help with wood identification, styles, age, periods, historical coatings, materials, techniques, repair, restoration, refinishing, and value. I do not study mid century and later furniture nor do I deal in lamps, and other smalls. robertsantiques@cox.net You may ask for values and I will give you current market values, I will not give you 'feel good' values. Understand that there are many factors that contribute to market value. If you want a feel good, unrealistic number, please call a local inexperienced appraiser. It is my desire to help you and in doing so I increase my knowledge as well. For that I thank you.

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I have been in the antiques furniture and restoration business and in the sales of antique furniture for 40+ years and have continued my education in the trade attending workshops and seminars by various organizations, institutions, and private collectors.

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