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    Posted 8 years ago

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    I would like to know more about this high chair. It's not in really bad shape and I was wondering about what it's worth and would it be worth more like it is or should I strip it and repaint it. Thanks for any help.

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    1. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 8 years ago
      I have one close to this and use it for my grandson. He likes when it's folded down into a table. It's missing it's tray. I would say that it would be worth more stripped down and useable. Don't ask me about paint, I'm not a fan.
    2. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Agree-- you are only helping the value by cleaning this up.

      Be careful if using it-- it has a lot of areas that can easily catch and hurt little hands.
    3. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 8 years ago
      Mine doesn't have any metal on it thankfully, even the wheels are wood. I would be careful of the metal latches on that. it looks to me like it's been painted once anyway.
    4. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 8 years ago
      never seen one with wheels, how cool!
    5. Trenchartman Trenchartman, 8 years ago
      I would completely restore the piece. It would restore very nicely and have more value after restoration. I have restored several of these over the years and this one looks pretty nice. Completely restored it should have a value of around $350.00-$600.00 depending on the area you live. Hope this helps. You can see some of my work at
      Thanks for sharing.
    6. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 8 years ago
      What? Mine is original and older and it's not worth that much.
    7. Trenchartman Trenchartman, 8 years ago
      We sold one two months ago for $895.00 it was right at 100 years old very decorative and completely restored. Here is a link to one on ebay that is very similar to the one we sold

      The market can be very different depending on where you live and the demand for items. We had that high chair for ever and one day a lady walked in saw it and bought it on the spot.
      I believe the market is coming back for certain antiques and collectibles.

    8. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 8 years ago
      You are also talking about a chair much older than the one above. Mine is a 40's this one is a late 50's early 60's. I found mine for $50 and one that went for $2.50 at a live auction. I'm sure if it sat in store forever it would go higher, most people don't have that advantage. Big difference in 'antique"=100 years old and Vintage=20 plus years old. In this economy people are selling because they need money. It's best to be realistic.
    9. Trenchartman Trenchartman, 8 years ago
      The money is much easier to carry in your pocket than the item in most cases.
    10. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      I have to agree with Vesta.

      In my area you'd be lucky to get $50 for this one (fully restored). But I think that the ebay one would find a buyer in the $250- $350 range.

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