old pocket doors

spyrogirlkimJuly 29, 2008

We have 2 sets of these old doors,Anyone know what erra these were popular in?Or how much the orignals sell for?

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lucy

Their value would be in what condition they're in, if they're decorative vs just plain, how old they might be, and what someone is willing to pay. Pocket doors are still being used today, made new.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2008 at 3:28PM
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kframe19

Pocket doors have been in use since the 1850s.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2008 at 4:12PM
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patser

And if one is an old house lover, the value of the home is increased if the pocket doors are functioning and in place.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2008 at 5:32PM
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antiquesilver

The older pocket doors ran on tracts on the floor & had roller/wheels mortised into the bottom of the doors; later ones are suspended by pulleys attached to the top inside of the door framing.

In my area (central Atlantic) the older, larger door sets with the bottom rollers intact bring high dollar because they're scarce whereas the smaller doors on pulleys are plentiful & cheaper unless there is something special about them. The problem is finding someone who needs matching doors the exact size as the ones you have for sale.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2008 at 9:49AM
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kframe19

The pocket doors in my Mother's house are massive.

There are 4, two singles and one double.

Each one is made of clear American Chestnut and is larger than a 4x8 sheet of plywood.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2008 at 12:39PM
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allison1888

Try calling a salvage yard to see what they'd pay for them.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2008 at 11:20PM
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