What's it Worth? Appraisal of Whitney table and chairs

Glen asks:

Thank you.



Wally, Here’s the table made by W.F. Whitney. Model #7012,as shown in one of the photos.The table is solid maple shown with one leaf in measures 69 3/4” long with another 9” leaf available.The width is 42”. It could use some refinishing .

My father told me the chairs came from the F.W. Lombard Co., also in South Ashburnham.They measure 17 1/2” to seat and another 17 1/2” of backrest. Chairs have been repaired once and refinished.There are no markings on the chairs.They too are of solid maple.The only thing is we added the sticky felt to the bottom of the legs so they wouldn’t scratch up the floor.

AW says: Hello Glen and thanks for your appraisal. You can’t find much better furniture than is made in this area of MA.

There is a going to be a larger discrepancy in the retail and wholesale price than with many other appraisals as this is not a set of furniture dealers are very anxious to own, because of it’s size and the room it takes to display in a shop.


However for someone buying it for themselves, you can’t find a much better built set of furniture, making it a nice retail set. The rub with retail can be that it sometimes takes longer to sell.


Date range: 1940-60



Retail value: $275-$325 (This is for the chairs and the table. I’d put 75% of the appraise value in the table)
(top price)

Wholesale value: $175
(The mid range price you could expect to achieve at a well advertised live auction. The price that is most often realized)

Quick sale value: $125
The price your likely to get if you have to sell your item immediately and your prospective customer is aware of this.

Common terminology, nicknames, keywords: Whitney furniture, Ashburnham MA, used furniture, large dining room table, solid maple furniture, F.W. Lombard co.

In most cases, I believe it would be beneficial for your to give the prospective buyer a link to this page, and to bookmark it via your favorite bookmarking service.

On occasion I’ve had readers ask for the contact information for the owners of items I’ve appraised here.
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If you’ve had your item appraised here, you may want to check back to see if anyone has expressed interest in it via the comment section.

Care and storage tips: Old English for medium wood will work wonders for any scratches or dry spots.