Tables, chairs, boxes, beds, cabinets and other antique furniture.
Valuation of antiquated furniture:
The price depends on the era of creation, the material, and the condition in which the furniture is. The valuation relates to the visual and haptic condition, the year of construction, and the nature of the material, whereby the time spent in production is not neglected. Very rare antique furniture from the colonial period or the Baroque are not valued in the sense of classic furniture, but rather taking into account their antiquarian presence. antique dining tables An antique dining table without damage and in its original, not restored form inspires collectors. The valuation and thus the determination of the sales price depends on the year or the epoch of manufacture, on the associated style, on the size and on the condition of the table. If the seating group is complete, the condition and the number of chairs to the dining table are also included in the evaluation. Dining tables from the 18th century or manufactured before World War I are rare items and are particularly sought after by collectors. Especially models from well-known manufacturers and brands or dining tables by famous personalities are extremely rare and therefore particularly valuable. Demand influences the price, which makes a dining table more expensive the less it can be found. Embellishments such as turned or carved table legs, as well as ornaments and engravings in the surface, must be well preserved and undamaged, a dining table is a valuable and rare model. If this condition exists without restoration and thus in the original, the table has a very high market and collector’s value.
With antique chests, the value determination requires a lot of knowledge about materials and manufacturing styles. Because the chest already existed in the Middle Ages, determining the era of its manufacture one of the most important criteria in the determination of value and price. The condition restored or unrestored, as well as the material of the chest and its fittings also play an important role. Medieval or baroque chests enjoy particularly high demand, especially if they are in their original condition and have a high ideal value in addition to their material value. The older a chest is, the higher its value and the greater the demand on the market. The manufacturer, who can best be recognized by a sign in or on the chest, also influences the value of the forerunner of today’s cabinet furniture. With lockable chests, the original fittings and locks as well as the keys must be available. If this is the case, completeness can increase the value enormously. In general, the valuation of chests relies on the context between the supply and the demand, which means that particularly popular epochs, very old chests and rare models are considered particularly valuable and popular.
An antique desk or secretary is subjected to very different
tests in the valuation. The nature and condition,
the material, the year or the period of its manufacture,
the style, the number of previous owners, as well as the completeness including keys are included in the price determination. Antique desks from a period before the 19th century, from the baroque or colonial period, are particularly popular with collectors, which means that the demand is high and determines the price. Origin is also an important factor in determining value, so that a desk by a famous poet or other well-known personality is considered to be particularly valuable. The rarer a model and the more well-known a brand is, the higher the value of the respective desk. Few signs of wear, the completeness of the keys and the functionality of drawers or eventual doors on the desk are aspects of an increase in value. The most important thing is the age, which can be determined from the processing, the materials used and the style. Desks that were built before the 19th century and survived unscathed from two world wars are sold at particularly high prices and are extremely popular. The value is determined on the basis of the listed criteria, the price, however, is also based on demand, as well as the popularity of the brand and the personalities who have used the desk in the past.
In the case of antique wardrobes, the era of manufacture is the most important criterion for determining the value. Furthermore, the condition, the original and not post-processed quality, the year of manufacture and the brand, as well as previous owners are included in the determination of the price. A baroque or colonial wardrobe of a well-known bourgeois personality of yesteryear is considered a real collector’s item and achieves prices that, in addition to the real value, are largely paid for the ideal value. An intact condition means a high value, while chipped corners or small damage lead to an impairment. Wardrobes from a period between 1820 and the 19th century are particularly valuable because there are very few models worldwide in good condition and without post-processing. The number of identifiable previous owners also influences the value determination, which means that family-owned wardrobes are particularly valuable. The demand for the style of a certain epoch, as well as for a brand or a well-known artisan, can result in an increase or decrease in prices and significantly influence the value of the wardrobes. The material and the type of processing are also influential. The older a fully intact wardrobe made of solid wood and handcrafted, the higher its value.