17th century armoire

Apr 20, 2018. 03:07 UTC
17th Century Armoire
David
United States of America

Acquired from
Other

For sale
No
Description

Extensively Hand carved doors with flower basket, leaves, urn, and roping. European white oak, primarily quarter sawn. 85” x 59” x 21”

Provenance

Purchased in 1991 from a private owner. He had purchased from Donald Embree Antiques in Dallas, Texas in May of 1984

Answered within about 11 hours
Apr 20, 14:33 UTC
By Nora Curl

Fair Market Value

$4,000 - $6,000 USD

Insurance Value

$10,000 USD
What does this mean?

This is a carved oak wood French Provincial or French Country style armoire that actually dates to just about 1900. It is most definitely not 17th century. The style in which this armoire is influenced, did not arise until the 1700s, aka the 18th century. Though there are 'wormholes' in the wood in areas, those appear to be straight bored in holes, which were often reproduced to give wood furniture an appearance of age. The estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail 'asking prices' can be higher and vary.

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