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Nubbi    10
Nubbi

I have come into possesion of a antique chair and would really appreciate any info I can get as to its age and value?

 

thanks

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It is called a:

 

Caesar’s Royal Lions Hand-Carved Throne Chair

 

Baroque style

 

if genuine approx £ 3500- £40 000

 

have it assed by Sotheby's

 

and do not be scared of a reserve placed by then, it usualy achieves 10x as much

 

Chairs and tables like that achieve astronomical prices, a simple Duncan Phife table can set you back USD$ 120 000

 

regards SACGS SUPPORT

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Nubbi    10
Nubbi

thank you! will be calling Sotheby's today

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BumbleBee    10
BumbleBee

WOW! :o That is stunning!

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geewhizz    20
geewhizz

 

You can send a photo to Sotheby's in Cape Town--goes under Stephen Welz--Email ct@ctn.sothebys.co.za

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lilythepink    10
lilythepink

I always feel so happy when someone "comes across" a bargain. Hope it is worth every dollar that it seems to be ...!

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Nubbi    10
Nubbi

thanks guys and gals have spoken to Sotheby's and they have a guy in the area next week who is going to come and check it out, but they are talking in 40000 to 80000 price range!! I am stunned to say the least as I offered the poor guy I got it from R500 if this plays out well I will definately go and give him a couple thousand more!!

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geewhizz    20
geewhizz
thanks guys and gals have spoken to Sotheby's and they have a guy in the area next week who is going to come and check it out, but they are talking in 40000 to 80000 price range!! I am stunned to say the least as I offered the poor guy I got it from R500 if this plays out well I will definately go and give him a couple thousand more!!

Lightning only strikes once.

You paid in good faith and unless he is short of cash rather keep quiet otherwise they start asking questions.

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Nubbi    10
Nubbi

my wife says the same thing, but he is short on cash so if it goes that way I will slip something under his door late at night? he does not need to know it was me? and I will feel better!

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thanks guys and gals have spoken to Sotheby's and they have a guy in the area next week who is going to come and check it out, but they are talking in 40000 to 80000 price range!! I am stunned to say the least as I offered the poor guy I got it from R500 if this plays out well I will definately go and give him a couple thousand more!!

 

It looks superb, and you done the right thing by contacting them.

 

Remember:

You will not find a 'Rembrand, van Gogh, and or a Monet' sold by any other means but by public auction.

 

The same applies to rarities like these..

 

 

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lilythepink    10
lilythepink
my wife says the same thing, but he is short on cash so if it goes that way I will slip something under his door late at night? he does not need to know it was me? and I will feel better!

 

Nubbi - you restore one's faith in humankind! That would be the most wonderful surprise for a man who is battling. Bless you! :)

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moppies    10
moppies

I want to come and "test" your beautiful chair - how much will you charge per test run?

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lilythepink    10
lilythepink
I want to come and "test" your beautiful chair - how much will you charge per test run?

 

Moppies, please don't put your feet up on the chair! lol

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Nubbi    10
Nubbi

hi guys, just thought I would let you know - I got R36000-00 for the chair!!!!! wow!!! put R6000-00 in envelope for original owner and slipped it under his door now I dont feel like a complete shark!!

 

thanks for all the advice - you guys rock!!

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mellowred    10
mellowred

Lovely one Nubbi - winners all round. :D

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Delicious    10
Delicious

Nubbi - you have the warm fuzzies going.. :D

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Nubbi    10
Nubbi

LoL!! you too funny

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geewhizz    20
geewhizz

Did you leave a note to say who it was from--Just interested

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lilythepink    10
lilythepink
hi guys, just thought I would let you know - I got R36000-00 for the chair!!!!! wow!!! put R6000-00 in envelope for original owner and slipped it under his door now I dont feel like a complete shark!!

 

thanks for all the advice - you guys rock!!

 

Great one for you, Nubbi! Rewards always come back tenfold, even if not immediately. You must have been doing lots of good things to have had this "lucky chair" come your way, too. Congratulations.

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Nubbi    10
Nubbi

thanks Lilly! @geewizz - no I did not - think that would have been trouble?

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geewhizz    20
geewhizz
thanks Lilly! @geewizz - no I did not - think that would have been trouble?

Yes probably but you sure must have him mighty confused.;)

Lovely!! I agree with what you did.

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moppies    10
moppies

Nubbi, jy sal eendag reguit hemel toe gaan! Ek is trots op jou!

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Delicious    10
Delicious

I've been thru tough times... A surprise of that size under my door would have had me in tears (of joy) at the time..

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Mad about Jack    10
Mad about Jack

When you slip him the envelope find out if he doesnt have any other chairs?:D

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dstorm    10
dstorm

Way to go Nubbi!

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