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You are planning to buy or sell an antique piece of furniture and wonder how much it is worth? For antique objects, it makes sense to have a professional appraisal done. You can get a professional and reliable expert appraisal from us, the Zentralen Restaurierungswerkstatt Berlin.

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When does it make sense to have furniture appraised?

It is always a good idea to have antiques appraised when a change of ownership or location is imminent. But also in other situations, the appraisal of a piece of furniture or furnishing can become useful or even necessary.

We recommend a professional appraisal when any of these scenarios apply:

  • You came across a gorgeous piece of furniture in an antique store or auction house that you immediately fell in love with. You'd like to purchase it and wonder if the asking price is justified or how high you should bid.
  • You would like to sell an old heirloom and wonder what price you should ask for while keeping you from selling the piece below its market value. In this case, you want to determine the sale value.
  • You bought antique or art insurance and suspect that the insurance company has incorrectly assessed the value of an object. An objective appraisal by an expert third party seems to make sense.
  • You have been the owner of an antique piece of furniture for a long time and would finally like to know its history and learn more about its origin and value.


How much is my old cabinet worth?

No matter if it is an antique of great value, a recent replica, a mass-produced product of lesser age, or even a fake, it is not easy for a layman to determine. To be able to assess the value of your piece of furniture with certainty, you should therefore call in the expertise of an experienced furniture restorer from the Zentralen Restaurierungswerkstatt Berlin.

However, it does not necessarily have to be all about the money: Are you not even thinking about selling your cherished antique heirloom? In this case, you are probably only marginally interested in the sale value of the furniture. Appraisal, however, also extends to non-materialistic values.

If you want to know more about the historical significance and the artistic value of your piece of furniture, our experienced furniture restorers at ZWR Berlin are also the right address to help you out.

A prerequisite for the correct valuation of antique furniture is many years of experience in the restoration of antique furniture of all style periods and ages and comprehensive knowledge about

  • original manufacturing methods,
  • materials used,
  • historical constructions,
  • original components of paints and varnishes,
  • stylistic period-specific and regional characteristics

Each piece of furniture is an individual witness of its time of manufacture and has exciting stories to tell.

Let us get to know your piece of furniture better and let it speak for itself!

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Appraisal of antique furniture in Berlin by ZRW Berlin

Please send us some photos of your objectin advance, so that we can get an idea. However, it is not possible to give a reliable estimate of the value of an antique piece of furniture based on photos. In this case, there would always be an increased risk of an incorrect estimate of value.

To make well-founded statements about the age, provenance, and authenticity, and the pecuniary value of an antique piece of furniture, Philipp H. Westebbe, Diplom-Restaurator (Univ.) & carpenter of our Zentralen Restaurierungswerkstatt Berlin will gladly come to you to personally inspect your antique on-site in Berlin and Brandenburg. Please make an appointment at short notice!

When estimating the value of the object, we take the following factors into account:

  • the age
  • the provenance
  • the quality in terms of craftsmanship
  • the state of preservation
  • the quality of repairs or conservation measures carried out so far
  • the commercial replacement value of a similar piece, if available
  • the availability of and demand for comparable objects on the market

Have your antiques and old pieces of furniture appraised by our experienced furniture restoration experts in Berlin. Our restorers at ZRW Berlin will provide an expert and reliable appraisal of the object. Let's dive in deeper together and find out more about the value of your furniture!

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