Welcome to my Valuation Playoffs Page! Starting soon, and continuing probably through the end of August, I'll be using my website and social media to have a little fun with you and the valuations for various pieces of vintage and antique furniture. Do you know what furniture is worth? Do you like to shout out your guesses at the screen while watching "Antiques Roadshow?" Now is your chance to play along, and even to win prizes.
We will do this is a tournament format, with pairs of furniture (picked randomly) going head to head every two days (or thereabouts!). You'll have a chance to put your guesses in the comments section and then the next day, I will reveal the "official" answers. (Please note: these valuations DO NOT constitute and official appraisal of ANY particular pieces of furniture. While I will endeavor to arrive at valuations that are based on fair market value, this is primarily for entertainment purposes and no one should rely on the values given as part of this bit of fun.)
Watch this space soon for the competitions.
George Nakashima walnut settee, circa 1980. Nakashima was an American furniture designer and builder. His furniture has a distinct, mid-century modern look. He also often worked with "live edge" designs, leaving one edge of a tabletop, for example, unfinished.
Which one has a higher value? Hover over the box to find out!
An oak roll-top desk from the late 1800s, made in Ohio. Roll-top desks were one of the most popular and sought-after of Victorian-era furniture styles when the first antiques "craze" hit America in the late 20th century.
Nakashima or Roll-Top?
Nakashima! Nakashima furniture like this can go for $7,000 and up while oak roll-top desks can be found for a few hundred dollars (or less)!