Can You Spot the Most Valuable American Antique?

Can You Spot the Most Valuable American Antique?

Dabney Frake
Jun 19, 2014

Here are four antiques, and while they are clearly very different items, they have much in common. All are large pieces of furniture, were made in America, in good condition and sold at auction in the past couple of years. They also have one other really BIG variance - and that is in value (as determined by their selling price). If you were to come across these four priced equally at a flea market this weekend, which would you choose as the best potential investment?

Remember, you are looking for the most valuable item here — one of these sold for over $150k more than the next expensive of the other three! Take a guess below and stay tuned. We'll share the answer in a bit.

1. Tommi Parzinger Triple Cabinet, c. 1952

2. Pennsylvania Queen Anne Walnut Secretary, c. 1740

3. George Nakashima Burl Coffee Table, c. 1981

4. Thomas Seymour Federal Card Table, c. 1810

Good luck and thanks for playing along!

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