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QUESTION: We have an antique sideboard made by Grand Rapids Chair Company. We would like to sell it, but do not know how to price it. There are some scratches on the top from use. Other than that, it functions beautifully. Can you please help? Thank you.

ANSWER: where are you located and do all the drawers and doors work smoothly.  is the finish smooth?

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QUESTION: We are in South Florida. All of the doors and drawers work well. There is a key that locks the doors. Not sure about what you mean about the finish being smooth.

if you rub your hand across the surface on the top is it smooth or rough?

if you are in a high dollar area where this style is sought after then it should bring 1000 in a shop, if you are in an area where art deco is the rage then it would bring less.  

here it would sell at 650 in a shop.

hope this is what you needed.

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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. 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.


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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