They sat in our house for a long time in our fireplace, and I love the design on the front. That was probably used for many, many years and after so many years in a fireplace, they need to be replaced. APPRAISER: That is because it was formed in two molds. Value can change: The value of an item is dependent upon many things, including the condition of the object itself, trends in the market for that kind of object, and the location where the item will be sold.
I tried looking them up on the Internet and couldn't find anything, so... There's some things I want to show you about andirons that we use to kind of determine how old they are. And after they were formed, they were put together. These are just some of the reasons why the answer to the question "What's it worth?
As a rule, however, retail and insurance/replacement values are about the same.
Verbal approximations: The values given by the experts on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW are considered "verbal approximations of value." Technically, an "appraisal" is a legal document, generally for insurance purposes, written by a qualified expert and paid for by the owner of the item.
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And though there are no hard and fast rules, an object's auction price can often be half its retail value; yet for other objects, an auction price could be higher than retail.
The backs of this type of hardware were often left with the impression of the sand while the faces were polished.
FYI: Many antique dealers and collectors are currently snatching up Art Deco necklaces and other pieces from the 1920s.
First, you need to become familiar with the distinct styles for any time period in question.
After a short time of familiarizing yourself with the styles from different eras, you’ll naturally begin to accumulate knowledge about the materials used in necklaces during that time period, as well.
Even the type of material used to construct your antique clock movement can help, or discovering when chimes were introduced and the type of chime used.
c1836 – gold electroplating was introduced and became popular within a few years.