Victorian wood carved upholstered arm chair

Nov 28, 2019. 01:48 UTC
Victorian wood carved upholstered arm chair
United States of America


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Burgundy print upholstered in the last 10 years. 27 in. wide, 30 in. tall, 21 in. deep, seat 15 in. from floor


Inherited from Great Aunt who Inherited it from her mother in law. Guessing about 120 years old or more.

Answered within 4 days
Dec 01, 16:25 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$200 - $300 USD

Insurance Value

$500 USD
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Good morning, Gabrielle,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
This is a nice chair; it would likely have been part of a much larger set of seating furniture that would probably have included another armchair as well as a couple of side chairs and maybe even a settee. The style is Renaissance Revival, which was made as early as 1865 and continued up until the early 20th Century. It was made by several manufacturers in the United States; if yours is stamped or labeled by one of the following firms (Pottier & Stymus, Herter Bros, Roux, Kimbal & Cabus, Jelliff or Horner) it could be worth more than the value I've appraised it at so if you can find a label or stamp/brand please let me know and I will re-evaluation.

This style of furniture is, unfortunately, not very popular at the moment and these pieces do not bring very much money at auction. Here are a few recent sales to give you an idea of the going rate, and which I've based my valuation on:
(did not sell)

Based on the photographs and information provided, and subject to examination, you have a:

Renaissance Revival Carved and Upholstered Walnut or Mahogany Armchair
American, circa 1875-1900
30 inches height overall; seat 15 inches height; 27 inches wide; 21 inches deep.
CONDITION: reupholstered in a burgundy print fabric
PROVENANCE: Inherited from Great Aunt who Inherited it from her mother in law.
$200-300 (represents a fair market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary).

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