The market for Victorian style antiques
Does anyone have a "take" on the current antique furniture market? I inherited a house full of Victorian period furniture (see photos for a few examples) and have had a tough time trying to sell it even at what I consider "giveaway" prices. On the rare occasion that someone responds to one of my ads, they expect I will sell the item from 1/4 to 1/5 the asking price. I also called a few antique dealers and they said they aren't taking furniture right now because they aren't selling. Items they paid $200 for even 5 years ago they can't even sell fro $50! What's going on?