2 years ago
WayneW
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I have an antique chest of drawers with wooden wheels. May I get an estimate of what it's worth? It has a marble top and dovetailed drawers.

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2 years ago
Probst54
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To determine value, show a photo of the dovetail work on any drawer and it will help deterimine age = value. The marble top is nice - it seem out of character to the piece - is it original? BTW I have replied to 1884 users and have been awarded a grand total of $32.00 in appraisal fees. I am asking about whether you will show dovetails - thank you

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2 years ago
tashasilvester
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That is a very beautiful table, especially the blue one. I want to get one for my room as well, thanks for sharing the pic.

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2 years ago
WayneW
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My humble apologies. I had just come off of an exhaustive search of other similar websites who lure you in with false promises of finding out more about your furniture, only to get your information and present you with a membership fee or other charges. When I saw others comment on your website about not receiving a reply, I mistakenly lumped you in with the others I found. At any rate, I hope you'll accept my apology

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2 years ago
WayneW
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I don't know if this photo helps, but it is of the dovetail detail on the dresser in question. I have personally used this dresser for almost 60 years and it is in excellent condition. Thank you for your consideration.

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2 years ago
Probst54
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the dovetails are machine made for mass production. I would call this depression era 1920s and if the marble is original I would plus up the price estimate, at vintage retail in central Virginia to $500.

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2 years ago
WayneW
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And they used wooden wheels in that era, as well?

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2 years ago
Probst54
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Sure, wooden wheels are still available - and brand new one are for sale for restoration activities.

Wooden wheels on furniture were common through the Victorian era to the 1950s. Mahogany was typically the wood of choice, durable and no rot (if damp). I did a restoration recently on two chairs and bought new replacement wooden wheels on ebay for $10 for four wheels.

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