Is this spinning wheel really this valuable?
We took this spinning wheel to an appraiser. She said it was a flax wheel and she just loved it. She said it was unusual in that it had all of its parts and especially that it actually works, although it's kind of wobbly so it could use some tightening up. Anyway, she said it was made probably sometime between 1850 and 1880 and that we should ask $700 to $900 if we want to sell it.
Now, we have no reason to doubt her, but when I look on the web, I can't find a single spinning wheel selling for more than about $350. So I just thought it would be good to get some other opinions.
Thanks very much.