Help with MCM furniture

bethpenJanuary 28, 2009

Hi Gwebbers,

I have three weeks to clean out my inlaws old house. Most of the stuff is getting freecycled or donated. These items are of way better quality and are kind of cool in a MidCentury way and I was wondering what you thought. I'd like to sell them on craigslist, but I have no idea what to ask. I'm on Cape Cod..not exactly the "mod" center of the universe, but I'd like them to to to someone who might care for them.

The dresser is a little scratch and has gum? on the top from some dumb renter.

There is also a matching bookcase

Thanks so much for any advice. I'm hoping someone will love this stuff.

There is another bed in the basement I havent' gotten to yet..lots to do!

Beth

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steve_a

Beth, I see that no one has responded, so maybe this will be some help to you. This is a local MCM site the I recently discovered, and he has some interesting information on it. There are links to 3 MCM dealers (used furniture) in the DC Metro area. I visited one this past weekend. If you browse the sites, you may get an idea of what kinds of prices these dealers are asking in this area. Of course people shopping CL are looking for very low prices, IMO. But it's fun to look anyway. Good luck, Steve

Here is a link that might be useful: Modern Capital Website

    Bookmark   February 2, 2009 at 1:12PM
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palimpsest

I would also look on eBay for price comparisons. People will expect to pay less through Craigslist/private seller than "retail". Look at the "Buy it Now" pricing or Reserve it is revealed in order to see what is the price they would like to accept.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2009 at 7:39PM
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bethpen

Thank you so much! I will look around. I think I'm just going to send the bedroom set to the auction. The auction people said they'd pick it up with the other, more valuable pieces I have.

My mom is keeping the rocker, which is a good thing.

Beth

    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 7:54AM
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