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    Child's Oak Bouncy Seat, ca. 1905

    Appraised Value:

    $500

    Appraised on: August 13, 2011

    Appraised in: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Appraised by: Anne Igelbrink

    Category: Furniture

    Episode Info: Pittsburgh, Hour 2 (#1608)

    Originally Aired: February 20, 2012

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    Value Range: $500

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    Appraisal Video: (0:30)

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    Appraised By:

    Anne Igelbrink
    Decorative Arts, Furniture, Silver
    Vice President & Generalist Appraiser, European Furniture
    Christie's

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: I was told that this belonged to my grandmother as a baby, so I thought it was something to keep. This was a very early version of the bouncy seat.

    APPRAISER: It's made by a company called the Glasscock company. Value-wise, they do show up at auction every now and then as sort of a curiosity, and I would think you could expect it to fetch probably $500 if you were in an auction scenario. It's vaguely Medieval-looking. I mean, now child protective services would be called in, to think that your child was in it.







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