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South African Garden and Home - - Antiques And Collectabl­es -

I’ d ap­pre­ci­ate it if you could tell me the value of this set of six chairs and two carvers in the same style. We bought it 45 years ago and were told then it was French pro­vin­cial or Span­ish from about 1845.

Inga Chin­nery

An­ton Welz of Stephan Welz & Co. says,

“These are def­i­nitely Con­ti­nen­tal, but more than likely Span­ish as mid-19th­cen­tury French fur­ni­ture was more of­ten than not gilded and in the fa­mil­iar Louis

XV style. Un­for­tu­nately ‘brown’ fur­ni­ture isn’t pop­u­lar to­day and this elab­o­rately carved style even less so. I would es­ti­mate the whole set to be in the R5 000 – R8 000 range, prob­a­bly less than it would cost to make it to­day.”

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