Have you recently inherited or purchased an antique chair and want to know its value? Mearto provides quick and affordable online appraisals of antique chairs. All you have to do is click on the “Start Appraisal” button above and follow the steps to send us information about and images of your antique chair. One of our qualified and experienced specialists will review and get back to you with a fair market and insurance value, typically within 48 hours. Have questions about the valuation provided, or would you like some advice about selling your antique chair? We are here to help! Our platform allows you to chat back and forth with a specialist to ensure that all of your questions are answered.
Click the "Get Started" button below to set up a free account.
Answer a few simple questions and upload images of your item.
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Antique chairs are valued by collectors because of the unique history and development of these items over the years. Before the 1600s, chairs were only available for the master and mistress of the house. For the others, they are only allowed to sit on benches or stools. It was after the end of the Middle Ages when chairs were manufactured. Prior to this, only benches were the available types of seating. But by the 17th century onwards, they were increasingly manufactured although still in limited quantities.
During the early years of production though, the chairs feature elaborate carving on the back and arms. The elaborate designs meant that they were only relegated to people of high status. You can learn more about each of these styles that were developed over the years and their corresponding market value.
The type of antique chair that you have is the single most important factor in determining its value. Below is a glimpse of the most common types of chairs that are sought after by collectors:
Now that you know the styles of antique chairs that are in the market, it is important to get familiar with the famous antique chairs and designers. These types of chairs tend to be of higher value. Therefore, if you have them, you can sell yours for a hefty price tag (provided that it is properly authenticated). Here are some of the famous antique furniture makers:
Before you can determine what your antique chair is worth, you must first learn how to identify it. The identification of antique chair is crucial in evaluating its value. These are some of the information you need for identification:
To determine value, appraisers consider the following:
Mearto offers two opportunities to sell your antique chair based on its current fair market value:
Customers with antique chair expected to sell for $5,000 or more can take advantage of our complimentary Consignment Concierge service. We will contact leading auction houses on your behalf, collect offers and help you negotiate the terms of a consignment agreement. There is no additional fee or commission for this service.
For customers with antique chair valued between $50 and $5,000, Mearto offers an exclusive Marketplace, which is accessed by a number of art, antiques and collectibles dealers around the world. If there is interest in your item, you will be contacted directly with offers through our platform. In the event of a successful sale, Mearto takes a 7% transaction fee.
To learn more about options for selling your antique chair through Mearto, please click here.
Lindsey Bourret is the Managing Director at Mearto. In addition to overseeing the daily operations of the business, she also enjoys sharing her extensive knowledge of the fine art and antiques market with our customers through our website, blog, e-newsletter and social media accounts.