It can be exciting to speculate on the value of a rare antique that has been passed down in your family for a long time. It might have a lot of sentimental value because you associate it with beloved grandparents. It becomes part of the fabric of your family, but it actually valuable? How rare is it? That will probably be a question that you ask regardless of whether you actually feel sentimental value for a particular Chinese antique that has been handed down in your family or not. If you have a rare antique that seems valuable you are probably wondering exactly how valuable it is. In this article, we will look at where to sell rare antique items and get the most for them.
Where to Sell Chinese Antiques
There are a variety of factors that go into determining the value of Chinese antiques. These factors include age, the condition that it is in, what materials were used in creating it, and the intricacy of detail in the piece. Some pieces are also simply more rare than other pieces and, as such, are more valuable. Estimating the value of a Chinese antique is a complex and nuanced process that requires specialized knowledge. It isn’t always obvious how valuable a piece is simply by looking at it. For example, the age of a Chinese porcelain piece can be determined by the colors used in its creation.
Does the piece seem to have a lot of signs of aging that indicate it is particularly old and valuable? Guess what? Excessive of signs of aging can actually be a sign that it is a forgery. Also, here is something that might surprise you, some forgeries are actually quite valuable! It takes experienced and knowledgeable experts on Chinese antiques to tell you how rare your antiques are and how to get the most for them. At Antique Appraisers Auctioneers we have highly trained, professional appraisers who specialize in rare Chinese antiques and we can help you determine the value of your antiques and help connect you with Chinese antique buyers.
Local Antique Dealers
When you have antiques to sell it is natural to look for local antique dealers and local antique buyers. It is easier and faster to sell locally. You don’t have to send your antique away for appraisal and risk something happening to it in transit. In today’s digital age a simple internet search will enable you to cast a net that will capture results showing a wide range of local Chinese antique buyers near you. In fact, depending on where you live, you may feel a little overwhelmed by how many search results you receive. You can begin to research the places to sell antiques and individual buyers who pop up in your search engine results to find someone who might be the right buyer for your rare antique. At Antique Appraisers Auctioneers we are highly rated local antique dealers in Connecticut, New York, and now Arizona. We can help you find antique buyers who will be the best possible price for your rare antiques.
Places to Sell Antiques
While online searching is a great way to find a place to sell your rare antique, there are other options. Auctions and antique shows are obviously great places to sell antiques. Attending local auctions can help you make connections. They are often the best places to sell antiques and also the best place to meet Chinese antique buyers, even if you aren’t selling anything at the auction itself. If the auction contains items similar to what you are selling, you can also get a clearer idea of your item’s value and how you can present it when you try to sell it. Small antique shops and even flea markets can also connect you to buyers but be aware that they may not be the best place to bring a truly rare and valuable antique. At Antique Appraisers Auctioneers we have the resources to help you sell even rare and valuable antiques. Contact us today!