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Newer books better reflect current values than older books. If your chair appears very valuable, you may want to have it appraised by someone who specializes in antique furniture.
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I Dating and valuing antique china read an answer in which you stated that China tea sets are not wanted because the youth doesn't drink out of teacups anymore. Colclough China opened operations in and continued production until creating Dating and valuing antique china very pretty patterns. In the early s, Colclough merged with Ridgeway.
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Marble topped tables have been produced for years. Before you learn the value of your table you need to identify what it is that you have. Marble topped tables were popular during the Victorian era. You can look at the design of the base to help you learn if it is old. Google image Victorian marble topped pedestal tables to see if anything looks familiar. However, the Victorians were not big on coffee tables so this may be just made in the Victorian style.
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You can find them online. If you want to have them appraised, locate a local professional through the American Society of Appraisers. I have a cake plate that says Dresden Bead on the back.
There were many porcelain producers in Dresden, Germany that made fine and valuable china. Look for a mark that features a blue crown with five points and three stars, or three points and a central cross.
Of course, there are many other marks. You can enter the mark into Google images and see if your particular piece appears. Also, you can sign into Kovels, Replacements, or Worthpoint for information. Locate a book that can help you identify your plate; "Dresden Porcelain Studios: Identification and Value Guide" by Jim Harren is one. There are other books out there. Check online or at your local library.
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