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    Salesman Sample Ice Box, ca. 1890

    Appraised Value:

    $2,000

    Appraised on: August 6, 2011

    Appraised in: Atlanta, Georgia

    Appraised by: Karen Keane

    Category: Furniture

    Episode Info: Atlanta, Hour 2 (#1614)

    Originally Aired: April 23, 2012

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    Form: Salesman's Sample
    Material: Wood, Metal
    Period / Style: 19th Century
    Value Range: $2,000

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    Appraisal Video: (1:04)

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    Appraised By:

    Karen Keane
    Decorative Arts, Furniture
    Partner & Chief Executive Officer
    Skinner, Inc.

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: I brought you an icebox that my mother-in-law got from her cousin's estate. And my husband and I have two other large iceboxes at home, and I was so excited that she got this little one for us.

    APPRAISER: I've never met an icebox collector. I just want that to go on the record. But we have to decide what this is. So let's look at this piece. It's lead-lined, just like a real icebox would be. It's got this box for ice here. There's actually a drain in the bottom. I mean, it's really, really accurate. And so my opinion is, is that this is a salesman's sample.

    GUEST: Oh.

    APPRAISER: It's too good for a toy. Have you had this appraised ever, or...?

    GUEST: No, no.

    APPRAISER: Any idea on its value?

    GUEST: No.

    APPRAISER: If something like this were to come up at auction, I would say this one's probably about a $2,000 salesman's sample.

    GUEST: Wow, that's great, thank you very much.





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