PA House dining room furniture damage

marthafanAugust 26, 2009

I own a PA house dining room set. It was picked up yesterday by a furniture refinisher that I contracted with from Angie's list. About an hour after they left, I rec'd a call stating they lost one of the larger drawers during transit. They offered to rebuild a new drawer.

Can anyone tell me if I have an argument that the value of the furniture is diminished?

Also, I'm considering legal action, but don't know what the value of the furniture would be. Any suggestions? I found an ebay auction for the china cabinet, would that be a reliable source for determining the value of the set?

Any advice about my situation would be greatly appreciated.

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It is a very upsetting situation, but you will probably come through it in fine shape. Pennsylvania House is good quality furniture, but it is not "antique quality." If your refinisher is a skilled craftsman, capable of making a new drawer and matching up the hardware and finish precisely, then you should be OK and the value of your furniture will not be affected.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2009 at 3:51PM
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Was the entire drawer lost, including the front? They will have a fun time trying to match the grain and finish. Good luck.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2009 at 3:18PM
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