As a follow-up to an earlier article entitled, How Do You Find The Value Of Your Antique Barber Chair?, this post takes on the subject of consulting a professional antique appraiser a bit more.
If you have an antique barber chair that you’d like to sell, but information on the furniture is hard to come by despite substantial research, consider having it appraised by an expert as a last resort. You will end up paying a considerable amount for the appraisal, but it should be well worth it if you believe that the chair you own has something of value.
An antique appraisal is also required for insurance, tax or loan purposes. For example, if you want your home insured along with the antique barber chair in your basement, the insurance firm will need to know the appraised value of the timeless item that’s being covered. Otherwise, it will be treated as any other or under a general policy.
Reputable appraisers make it a point that they are members of one or more of these professional appraisal organizations:
- International Society of Appraisers (ISA)
- American Association of Appraisers (AAA)
- Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
- Association of Online Appraisers (AOA)
Moreover, some are members of antique dealer associations within their state.
You should keep in mind that prices of antique items vary across different states. An appraiser who’s situated locally is likely to give you a more effective appraisal than a more well-known appraiser in a neighboring region.
There’s one notable site that offers appraisals with payments on a good faith basis. JustAnswer has a handful of Antique Experts who have decades of experience in dealing with a bunch of old stuff, including antique barber chairs. Many of these professionals are members of ISA, USPAP and/or AOA. One of them might be able to provide an adequate appraisal of your antique chair. If you can give links to photos or videos of your chair, then they could possibly give you a more accurate quote. Good luck!
Koenigkramer barber chair, good condition, needs some some refurbishing .. Cosmetic only
Need appraisal and any info regarding a buyer.
It is my mother’s and she lives in Weirton, W. Va
I have an Antique Koken Barber Chair.
How do I determine the age?. It has a heavy porcelain base. Is the age marked anywhere?
Thanks for your input?
David Wolf, Houston
The chair is in excellent condition except for the hydraulics.
Have old swivel round metal base, wood sides with ornate design, Looks like Koken but foot rest says Wesco
had 50 years. for sale see similar Koken on e-bay for sale $5,000. This one more attractive your c
Hi there I am from New Zealand, I have found an antique koken chair in a shed. It has a heavy porcelain base and arm rests leather seat and head rest, and metal footrests with insignia. It has a fair amount of rust and is in need of repair. I am wanting to determine the age and approximate price for this item. Please help, thanks Claire
Hi Claire, I to live in new Zealand & also restore Koken barber chairs perhaps I can help so just email me. or phone me M 0278285545
I would like info. Emails? Or text? 620-205-9681
I have a Barber Wall, two 1955 Koken chairs, barber pole also? And help appreciated. Have to sell quick.
I have a Koken Congress Barbers chair for sale and don’t know the value. It is Oak with leather seat and back no head rest. It has the metal foot rest x 2 no brakes in metal. I had the hydraulics serviced about 6 years ago and it still works fine. There is a strop attached by string. I have seen a picture of the same one on ebay but it was just a poster or something. They said it was an1880 model but I don’t know.
Hope someone has a better idea
I’m from Australia and I have a raynor barber chair that I’m trying to find out about. CAme out of an old salon and now looking to sell. Reclines and has hydraulics. Has some rust on the base but just needs some tlc
I have an extremely rare Paidar Barber Chair. It is smaller, but not a child chair. Someone researched it to be called a Youth chair. Very unique is the porcelain is lavender and the back has a U shape in the middle where the head rest goes in and yes we found the head rest. You can view it on my facebook page as I have not learned any other way to load pictures, though I need to get it in better light. The porcelain is near perfect. I need money this month and need to move it from a warehouse that will be closed for 10 days come Wednesday. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206791943655058&set=pcb.10206791944695084&type=3&theater I can be called at 209-403-1903 or 229-733-3076
Mia, Don’t give it another thoghut, they don’t have a legal leg to stand on and don’t forget that it is a scam. We signed it 4 years ago and i’m still getting crap from them. I haven’t got a phone call demanding money but I wish I did so I could have wound them up and given them some grief. So throw the letters in the bin, never ever give them a penny and go away and enjoy your Weekend. If you want any more info, you can contact me directly
I have an antique koken steel barber chair that I am interested in selling. I was curious what the appraisal value would be. I have pictures.
I have an Archer 1896 mostly wood , arm rest all wood chair . missing upholstery and some hardware . wood in great shape . never seen other one before , not even pix . Just found one last month on liveauctioneers.com lot num 325 . I’m looking for some px so I can finish mine up , and appraisal . I’m in NJ . tx for the help
Hi, Im looking for information about a Archer Manufacturing Co, Rochester NY barber chair. Sept 28, 1876 patented May 25, 1886
If anyone has any information please let me know. Thank you.
I have my father’s old Barber Chair. I know he barbered for roughly 60 years and the foot rest says “Mohawk”. That’s about all I know. It needs cleaning up and reupholstering, but not a clue if it’s worth it or not.
I have two matching Koken 1957 Presidential barber chairs with 8 reception chairs upholstered to match. I need to know how to sell them.
I have an 1877 Wilkerson Dentist Chair and would like to know more about it so I can decide what to do with it. Does anyone know an expert that could help enlighten me?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Got a belvedere vintage barber chair model number 725 a wire framing for under arms to chair with slim Hydraulic pump wondering what the price would be
Looking to sell 1920’s barber chair. all is good. porcelian base, arms. Will sell for what I paid. $800. Father and grandfather were barbers. Also have loads ofg straight razors,, strops etc.
I have a Paidar chair that is wooden with leather upholstery. It has no hydraulics just reclines. Wood and leather in good shape. Handles on both sides and footrest are nickel plate. Also had shampoo tray that replaces the headrest. I cannot find any info on it at all. Would like to know a date and value.
1 Koch Barber Chair from 1906 Excellent Condition and another chair dating back to 1930’s in good condition. Both leather bound. Looking to sell. Also antique shaving kits and straight razors (brushes and mugs) dating back to the 1700’s (over 400 total). Looking to get rid of it all. Highly motivated. (951) 347-0771.
***Motivated to sell****
I have a Koch barber chair it says universal on the paper roller for the head rest just its white or porclein on the arm rest and black leather and head rest is cloth its in good condition wondering what its worth
I have a old kochs barber chair its white or porclean it says universal on the paper holder for the head rest not sure what its worth as told around 1881 but not sure the age
I have a unique antique dental/barber chair manufactured in May 1878 by Archer manufacturer
in Rochester, NY. It’s in remarkable condition for it’s age. It’s a two piece chair and foot rest, and
the chair back is adjustable. I think the wood is carved mahogany The arm rests are carved into
swan heads, and the head rest is adjustable, up and down. I’d like to get an estimate on this gorgeous
antique chair . Where can I send pictures of this chair for a proper evaluation?
Dr. Richard Marill
Looking for info on this chair. Looking to sell. I believe it’s a 1930’s era but I cannot locate the brand as it was refurbished and I don’t see an original name plate anywhere. Located in Plant City Florida
Hello, I’m trying to find a way to appraise two vintage barber chairs. There have been two owners; the original barber and my father. They are both Emil J. Paidar, manufactured in Chicago. I estimate them to be circa 1935. The both have porcelain bases, burgundy upholstery and one seat has been reupholstered. They both have headrests and one has the ashtray. I have photographs of each of them. I just can’t find anyone who has an idea of their worth. Anyone who buys them would have to invest in their restoration.
Thank you, Michael
I hope the link opens with the pictures.
Would like to get a description and value of an F & F Koenigkramer barber chair. 40 plus years old. US Patent 2098500. Good condition and works well.
I have been trying to get responses from Justanswers for the past almost 30 hours. I will not go back to them that has been frustrating. Thank you
I hope these links open for the pictures I don’t know how to get them to you
Have a Louis Hanson early 1900 chair in working condition.
Trying to determine value in today’s market
Any help would be appreciated