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The best way to sell antique furniture

Antique furniture is highly collectable and some pieces are worth quite a bit of money. The best place to sell your antique furniture depends on the value of the piece and what you hope to get for it.

Considerations

Get a professional estimate or appraisal of your piece before offering it for sale, even if you think you know the furniture's value. The appraiser will give you a short history about the piece and set a value for insurance purposes as well as what you may expect to get at auction.

Types

Online classified ads and yard sales are the best places to sell antique furniture that's not worth a lot because you reach more buyers. If your furniture has a high value, use online auction sites and consignment shops, which have a large number of collectors as customers.

Expert Insight

Set the price at less than its value; this helps sell the piece faster. Collectors rarely pay top value for a piece, unless it's extremely rare.

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About the Author

Jennifer Eblin has been a full-time freelance writer since 2006. Her work has appeared on several websites, including Tool Box Tales and Zonder. Eblin received a master's degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.