18th-Century Dutch Child's Sword
Appraised Value: $1,000 - $1,500
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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: (0:44)
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 we 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: I don't... 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 sometime 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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