Sell a Large Antique Wrought Iron Coffee Table
If you have a large antique wrought iron coffee table you’d like to sell, the best options will depend on the condition of the piece, its rarity, and the local market. No matter what, there are ways to get your coffee table to the right buyer.
Before we can determine the best place to sell your coffee table, you’ll need to determine its value. If the piece is particularly rare and well-crafted with unique details, it will be worth more than a similar, factory-made table. Use the services of an antique appraiser or do some research on sites like eBay and chairish.com to see what similar pieces are selling for.
Local sales offer easy transactions between you and the buyer, which can cut down on the waiting time for the sale. You may want to try advertising the table in local classifieds or on sites like Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or OfferUp. Also, check your local secondhand stores to see if they’re interested.
Using a website to sell your antique is a great way to get more customers who may be far away. Many online marketplaces and auctions offer exposure that you might not get otherwise. Here are some examples:
- eBay – List your item and wait for the highest bidder to win. Be sure to add some high-quality shots of the table.
- 1stdibs.com – High-end consignment website that can help you locate the perfect buyer.
- Etsy.com – Although this site is primarily for selling handmade items, you can also find some antique pieces for sale here.
Most of these sites take a small commission or fee out of the sale price, so be sure to factor that into your pricing.
Some antique shops specialize in furniture and may be interested in your table. Try to find a shop that specializes in wrought iron pieces. If you’re lucky, you may find not just one coffee table, but a whole matching set in need of a new home.
At the high end of the market, you may want to consider using an auction house. They usually offer special online bid auctions, where you can post your item and wait for the highest bid to win. Before you use an auction house, make sure you consider the commission percentage; you want to be sure your item can sell at a high enough price to cover the fees.
No matter where you decide to sell your large antique wrought iron coffee table, be sure to price it fairly and research the market conditions to ensure a successful sale. With a little bit of effort, you can find a new home for your beloved piece.