Cathy Kurpil
Cathy Kurpil
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Asked on Jul 16, 2013

What should I ask for this dresser?

DollyBarbara BrewerCyndie S
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We find ourselves owners of this Gorgeous Tiger Oak Dresser, We sadly have no room for it though and need the money so I am going to sell it, any ideas what to ask for it? I was thinking around 200 or 250, does that sound about right? It is over 100 yrs old.
Thanks for any feedback :)
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15 answers
  • Therese C
    on Jul 16, 2013

    Try posting it on Craigslist..post higher than what you would settle for. First though, I would researcha bit on what they are going for on e-bay and antique sites to get an idea. Remember, you can always negotiate down, but you cannot come up on the price once posted...hence the reason for researching first.

  • Anna Marie A
    on Jul 16, 2013

    Seriously Cathy....You need to do the research. I just purchased two Empire peaces from an Antique dealer. I paid $595.00 for a piece similar to this one. The second piece, which matched, i paid $250.00 for. However, that piece needed some loving to bring it up to its original state. Both pieces were from the 1920 revival era and are in great condition like yours. I wish you luck and success in selling this very lovely dresser. Anna Marie

  • Cathy Kurpil
    on Jul 16, 2013

    Thanks ladies...I will do some research on the dresser :)

  • Sia@South 47th
    on Jul 16, 2013

    Gorgeous piece Cathy! I'm not sure about Florida, but out here in Northern CA I could get at least 650.00 for this piece.

  • Cathy Kurpil
    on Jul 16, 2013

    Thanks for the feedback, Sia!

  • Sia@South 47th
    on Jul 16, 2013

    Many welcomes Cathy!

  • Anna Marie A
    on Jul 17, 2013

    And in New York / PA Area, $750.00

  • Stacie Lauridia
    on Jul 18, 2013

    Call an antique dealer and ask for an appraisal...then go from there. If it's antique it may cost more and they may buy it.

  • Cynthia
    on Jul 18, 2013

    $650 if in good shape. No surface issues. Best to always check with antique dealer, but keep in mind the price they quote may be much less as they hope to purchase the item at a lower price. Most sell for $650 and up.

  • Cathy Kurpil
    on Jul 18, 2013

    Thanks ladies!

  • Emma Santoro-Adkison
    on Mar 8, 2014

    Cathy, I Certainly would not let it go for less than $500.00. If I had the money, I'd buy it in a heart beat. Please check on line a bit. You just may have something you really do not want to sell. Good Luck. M

  • Cyndie S
    on Sep 26, 2014

    Some antique dealers take things on consignment.

  • Barbara Brewer
    on Sep 26, 2014

    as a dealer in KY Cynthia is right on

  • Barbara Brewer
    on Sep 26, 2014

    Cathy FYI be real careful with consignment just cost me $5500+ REALLY REALLY REALLY do your homework on consignee NEVER try newbe sorry newbes

  • Dolly
    on Jan 19, 2015

    Tiger Oak is coveted for its look and longevity and the rarity of it now. This was not mass produced by the looks of those hand cut dove tails. Someone put their heart and soul into it. Perhaps as a wedding gift for his bride or a house warming gift for a daughter. Thank God you didn't paint over the beautiful patina and the warmth that comes from age. Sooo many people paint over furniture that is worth more if in good shape and in original condition. Or they strip off the patina that only comes with time.Always read up on the subject be it furniture, china, or what ever your heart pulls you to if your going to become a collector.Hell, I'd buy it from you if we lived closer,LOL!

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