Plycraft bentwood armchairs

Jul 30, 2020. 19:39 UTC
Plycraft bentwood armchairs
United States of America

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2- 24x32 (width x height) wooden mid-century modern armchairs. Manufactured by Plycraft,Inc. of Lawrence Massachusetts. Purchased directly from the manufacturer. Chairs were depicted on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post by artist Norman Rockwell.


First owner, my husband was an employee of Plycraft

Answered within 39 minutes
Jul 30, 20:18 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$1,000 - $1,500 USD

Insurance Value

$2,500 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Bonnie,

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

A pair of bentwood "pretzel" arm chairs
Designed by Norman Cherner and Paul Goldman for Plycraft, Lawrence, Massachusetts, circa 1968
each 32 inches high by 24 inches wide
PROVENANCE: original owner, Plycraft employee
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Bonnie krentcil Jul 30, 21:44 UTC

Thank you for your quick response and appraisal. Is the value you placed for the pair, or for each chair? Also, I attempted to show the condition issues in the photos, is the appraisal with consideration of condition?

I would be interested in selling them,. Would you tell me how to proceed?

Delia Jul 30, 21:57 UTC

The value of $1,000-1,500 is for the pair, not per chair.
The condition in the photographs assumes wear commensurate to age and normal use; I didnt see any damage but if you are aware of any that isn't disclosed I would like to know so I can advise on what if any impact it has on value.
We work with lots of auctioneers from relevant and highly qualified auction houses. Your item is in our database of leads and interested auctioneers will reach out to you directly on your email if they can help you sell your item.
If you said "yes" or "maybe" when we asked if your item was for sale auctioneers are now able to contact you. If you said "no" go to your item page and change that to "yes".
Alternatively, you are more than welcome to proactively reach out to auction houses in your area to see if they are interested in selling these on your behalf; I would strongly recommend someone with experience selling 20th Century design items as it is a somewhat niche market.
Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions!

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