11:00 AM 02/18/2013
We would like to remove two antique wooden mantelpieces from our small apartment. One is in the living room, and one in the bedroom. We will either store or sell them. Can anyone please recommend a person who has experience with this sort of removal? We want to preserve the mantels for future re-use. We'd also like an assessment about this style of mantel. The one in the photo is from the living room, but the bedroom one is almost identical. Many thanks.
Not anything special -- probably fetch about $200-300 in the open market. Are you asking for a mantel removal contractor? I might be able to refer you to a specialist!
7:22 PM 02/18/2013 | 0 Votes
I don't know about $200. An outfit like Olde Goode Things would probably pay you that much to remove it, but they'd sell it for at least $800. People pay a ton for details.
8:17 PM 02/18/2013 | 0 Votes
Scratch that. They'd probably sell it for $4500. The prices on that site are nuts: http://ogtstore.com/architectu...
8:21 PM 02/18/2013 | 1 Votes
I would sincerely think twice about removing original details. It's your place, and you can do whatever you like, but the added value of having intact (and unpainted) wooden mantels and mirrored overmantels will be vastly higher than any price you could sell them for. These are exactly the kinds of things many buyers look for in an apartment, and will set apart your small place from many others. They're worth a lot more to you left where they are.
1:29 PM 02/19/2013 | 0 Votes
Don't rely on Olde Good Things to offer you a good price. Their business model is to buy very, very low and then mark up enormously.
4:14 PM 02/20/2013 | 0 Votes