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I was hoping you could shed some light on this sideboard I have recently inherited. Don't know anything about it except that it is old!
Any help and approx value would be much appreciated.

ANSWER: I need to see the back, the underside or the inside and maybe a close up of the foot. At first glance this looks like it is English or Belgium made circa 1900.

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QUESTION: Thanks! Have taken few more pictures.
Also, on closer inspection I have found a small ?brass plate which says Harrods on it so it must have been bought from them originally.

That is great that you found the brass plate with Harrods name, I think this was made between 1900 and 1920, the Harrods plaque does not really increase the value but It is important to keep the plaque. I would estimate that this sideboard in it's current condition is worth around 800 to 1000 English sterling.  It may be possible to market looking for someone that wants an antique Harrods piece. If this was restored it may be worth twice my estimate, but you would have to be very lucky to sell it for this price.  

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