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I have what is believed to be a seventeeth century linen

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I have what is believed to be a seventeeth century linen cabinet with drawers which is in three parts. It is laquered in blue with gold leafing and was the property of my grandmother. Over the years I have been advised not to have it restored. I do have a picture of this linen cabinet.
JA: What would you like to learn about the cabinet? Do you have a maker's mark or serial number?
Customer: The serial number is not obvious so probably can only be assessed on dis-assembly. The design is tea scenes in ancient China. I have a picture which can be sent online
JA: The Antiques Appraiser can help. You can also send photos once I've connected you. What condition is the cabinet in?
Customer: It looks good but is in need of restoration
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?
Customer: Seeking valuation and auction

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
File attached (Z5L2MTL)

How do you know it is from 17th century? Do you have pics of the metallic parts? Was it restored?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I will take you up a telephone conversation for £16 sometime tomorrow(perhaps in the afternoon if this is acceptable ?) A local neighbour who has some knowledge suggested it goes for auction, My grandmother bought it in the 1920's in London's St James's and I am anxious that it should go to a collector. I had it valued about 22 years ago for about £2000 auction starting price and was advised not to restore it.
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Michael Flagg (16th October)

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A fine quality hand painted 17-18th century linen cabinet with drawers currently holds a market value of 4,000-5,000GBP. This value is determined by performing a market research based upon similar items sold in latest auctions and private sales.

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