18th-Century Dutch Child's Sword
Appraised Value: $1,000 - $1,500 (2010)
$2,000 - $3,000 (2014)
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We contacted appraiser Paul Carella for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.
• Current Appraised Value: $1,000 - $1,500 (Unchanged)
Appraisal Video: (1:00)
Arms & Militaria
Bonhams & Butterfields, SF
GUEST: My mother and I moved to Northwood in 1975. She bought the house and it was left up in an attic, and I played with it up in the attic and she took it away from me and gave it back to me when I was a little bit older.
APPRAISER: Why would she do that?
GUEST: Probably the way I was playing with it.
APPRAISER: Okay. It is a child's small sword. It was made probably for a member of a royal court. The sword was made in Amsterdam probably some time during the second half of the 18th century.
APPRAISER: Children's small swords are fairly scarce. Yours is in fairly good condition. And at auction, I think that it would sell for somewhere around $1,000 to $1,500.
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