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Sample Appraisal: Antique Buffet

Appraisal ID: 10235 Appraised On: Jan 14, 2006 Market Value: $ 4,000.00 Replacement Value: $ 5,000.00 APPRAISER COMMENTS: This is a Victorian sideboard. We would describe the style as Renaissance Revival. The piece features heavily carved walnut with figures and Renaissance decoration, marble top, beveled glass panes in the upper cabinet doors, and molded crest and base. Based on comparative data...

Sample Appraisal: Cigarette Holder

Appraisal ID: 11255 Appraised On: Aug 16, 2006 Market Value: $ 125.00 Replacement Value: $ 160.00 APPRAISER COMMENTS: This appears to be a 19th century Meerschaum cheroot holder (cheroot holders were typically slightly curved, as is this example) with original leather, velvet lined case. Size: 2" in length. Fair condition. Nearly 300 years ago, the first meerschaum pipe was carved by...

Sample Appraisal: Pair of Binoculars

Appraisal ID: 11361 Appraised On: Sep 07, 2006 Market Value: $ 50.00 Replacement Value: $ 65.00 APPRAISER COMMENTS: This is a pair of early 20th century brass, center focus binoculars manufactured by Verda Fabt., Paris, in good condition. There are several types of binoculars. Generally, field glasses refer to simple Galilean optics, where...

Sample Appraisal: Two Crystal Lamps

Appraisal ID: 11553 Appraised On: Oct 24,2006 Market Value: $600.00/pair Replacement Value: $750.00/pair APPRAISER COMMENTS: This appears to be a pair of circa turn of the 20th century four light girandoles, with crystal prisms and bobeches. (Originally, bobeches were used to catch dripping wax from a candlestick, but today they can be used on chandeliers and candelabras...

Sample Appraisal: Table

Appraisal ID: 11332 Appraised On: Sep 01, 2006 Market Value: $ 1,200.00 Replacement Value: $ 1,600.00 APPRAISER COMMENTS: This is an early 20th century quarter-sawn oak table, the round divided top with a deep plain apron raised on a heavy pedestal base on four heavy splayed legs. Good condition. Size: 28"H x 44" diameter. Quartersawn oak, a material little used...

Sample Appraisal: Sofa

Appraisal ID: 11267 Appraised On: Aug 18, 2006 Market Value: $ 850.00 Replacement Value: $ 1,000.00 APPRAISER COMMENTS: This is a mid 20th century Kittinger Williamsburg Collection sofa with curved back, rolled arms and mahogany legs with a full stretcher base, and upholstered in a brocade fabric. Size is 92"L. Good condition. Thompson, Colie and Company opened its doors in...