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Thanks for all replies.

- She has the chairs in Zurich so the search is based here/ZH area

- someone assumed the antiques are English .. I didn't say that (I don't know). She bought them from Ghinolfi in Enge? a great place to buy antiques - apparently they get them from estates at good prices and resell at reasonable prices (tip for buyers - not helpful to sellers).

- Ricardo - worth a try, thanks for reminding me.

EF - Nah. I can already imagine the responses to the price she expects - quality antiques can cost more than a brand new chair from IKEA :-) believe it or not. But potentially less than a quality new designer dining chair. Also I searched EF first and "antiques" were sold at "leaving the country next week" prices. Not the goal here. (good for buyers, friend is a seller).

- jrspet thanks for links. My search for antiques and antique on EF only came up with old for sale posts where sets of "antique" tables and chairs were sold at bargain prices by people leaving country. Most of the links refer to GE, LS, NE areas. The most helpful link (for me) from the list you sent is http://www.antiquaires.ch/zurich.html although I've yet to check if they buy from public as well as sell. also http://www.holzwurmsanatorium.ch/ looks good - in fact there are a couple of your links that I'll forward to her thanks.

In summary I think for buyers EF and all the advice offered is very helpful. For sellers there are good leads in French speaking part, but in ZH area jury is out until we follow some of the links - although obviously Ricardo should work well for both.

Thanks everyone

Lisa
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Old 15.08.2012, 22:09
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Re: Antique dining chairs for sale - how to sell?

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Bona fide antiques. Go to antique shop(s)

Old brown furniture. Ricardo to avoid paying rubbish disposal

We furnished a whole house in france with the latter sourcedin CH at a fraction of the french price for that sort of thing.

Friendly note: Im sure your doing your friend (or boss?) a favour by asking but people arent wild about helping out people who dont contribute in return or cant be arsed to come an at least ask themselves.
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Old brown furniture. Ricardo to avoid paying rubbish disposal

We furnished a whole house in france with the latter sourcedin CH at a fraction of the french price for that sort of thing.
Gosh. I'm really missing out not using Ricardo. It makes me nervous though. I guess there doesn't seem any reason to worry.


To the OP: Has your friend checked with the place you mentioned that she bought them at? I'm sure they would if not buy them back, at least give her an idea if it's held it price, went up etc. Too bad it's not English though. It would be nice to see something beside the same French styles here.
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Echo comments here ...

Friendly note: Im sure your doing your friend (or boss?) a favour by asking but people arent wild about helping out people who dont contribute in return or cant be arsed to come an at least ask themselves.
A good friend and I am more than happy to post for her cos a. she deserves it and b. as she is not English mother tongue/nor fluent I'm pretty sure her life on EF would be limited (death by nasty jokes/ frustration from not being able to find an arsing translation for "arsed" :-). ).
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Gosh. I'm really missing out not using Ricardo. It makes me nervous though. I guess there doesn't seem any reason to worry.


To the OP: Has your friend checked with the place you mentioned that she bought them at? I'm sure they would if not buy them back, at least give her an idea if it's held .
Good idea, thanks.
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Description of Antique = older than 100 years old.
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