What's it Worth? Appraisal of Virtue Bros. Dinette Set

 virtue bros. dinette set 

Michele asks:

I have searched and searched for another set like this one I inherited from my grandmother. She bought this new (I’m thinking early 70s) in southern California (definitely the look) and the original seats were white leather. (I did see one a few years ago on e-bay, but it was the greens and turquoise colors. Actually, pretty ugly.)

Two of the seats still have the “Virtue Bros.” label as shown in the pictures. The brass is worn off in some places and one of the chairs needs the pins redone so the “jewels” are set tight. The table has two leaves, but they do not have any gold stamping on them.

Thank you,


AW says: Hi Michele, thanks for your request. That’s a fun set, but as a vintage set that’s not that old it’s not been tested as far as market value goes. Although Virtue Bros. is a THE name for this type of furniture, it’s all over the place in value, it really depends on where your trying to sell it.



Date range:
Mid 1960s-70s



Retail value: $250-$300
(top price)

Wholesale value: $125
(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: $75
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: Dinette set, Virtue brothers, modern.

Care and storage tips: The only cleaning that should be done is a soap and water wipe. A set like this should not be polished.