A week ago a relative asked me to sell some furniture for her, on eBay. While I have the experience to utilize eBay (Anyone with a computer does
), I don't have the experience with antiques; let alone antique/retro furniture.
So who here can help me? I get 25% of whatever these babies sell for, and she doesn't want to pay someone to get them appraised... I just need to get a general idea of what to set the reserve to. I was thinking $150 per chair and $250 for the couch; is that too low, or too high?
Here they are: http://www.eyesoute.com/antique
Heres the information she gave me (They were owned by her late husband, and were in his barber shop since the 50's)
Three pieces (Two chairs, one couch) of chrome/naughide furniture from Barber Shop waiting room.
50 years old, 2 pieces excellent condition; one chair has a tear on the seat.
E.W. Harting Mfg. Co. Inc.
St. Louis, Missouri
North Hollywood, Cal.
It'd be nice if these sold for a decent amount, but any amount is okay (She seems to think they won't fetch more than $300 together, but a friend of mine says they will 'sell for a lot, people pay a lot of money for retro stuff like that')
Thanks to anyone who can help me in advanced... A lot of the online, and 'real-world' places that appraise antiques, cost money (Sometimes more than the item is worth).