Group of Chinese export furniture
11 January 2023

Chinese furniture brought here from China around 1936, was appraised at 30,000$ in the early 70s


desk—44”x38x18 Chair—35x14x17”


Acquired from my grandfather who purchased these items in Shanghai around 1936. Have other Chinese antiques

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Answered within about 19 hours
By Delia
Jan 12, 12:19 UTC
Fair Market Value
$1,075 - $1,775 USD
Insurance Value $0 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Stephen,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An assembled group of Chinese export lacquer japanned furniture
late 19th/early 20th Century
two small occasional tables [dimensions?] - each $150-250
a fall front desk/cabinet (44 inches high, 38 inches wide, 18 inches deep] - $400-600
a relief carved blanket chest [dimensions?] - $250-350 or $300-500 depending on size
a side chair [35 inches high, 15 inches wide, 17 inches deep] - $125-175
CONDITION: all appear to be in generally good condition; value assumes no break, repairs or losses.
PROVENANCE: inherited
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Delia Jan 12, 21:07 UTC

Thanks; if you can provide me with the dimensions of the blanket chest I can fine-tune the overall estimate for the group

Stephen fadeley Jan 13, 03:41 UTC

Chair is 35x15x17

Delia Jan 16, 11:41 UTC

I've amended the chair dimensions; if you can get me the dimensions of the small tables and the blanket chest, that will complete this appraisal.

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