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Widdicomb
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A friend gave me this china cabinet and some other items for me to sell to help with my daughters college. I know nothing about where to start and was wondering if you had any idea of its worth and maybe what is the best way to sell, eBay, craigslist or if there are other ways to find people interested in this.
Overall. Height 82", ( top-height 52" 15" deep...... bottom-height 30" 18.5"deep)
Overall Width 64"

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cabinet should bring around 5-700 retail depending on the selling venue.

online selling is good if you can handle the shipping logistics other wise local is the better way.

there should be some local outlets or good consignment shops but know they take about 50% of the money.  same with auctions as they can be pot luck.

craigs list, if handled carefully would be the easiest and probably best option.

go to antique malls with pictures and see what offers you get.  that will give an idea of the market.

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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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