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Bramleyboy | 18:07 Fri 28th Feb 2020 | Law
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We have a Chinese rosewood cabinet that we wanted to sell. We went to an auctioneer’s today to investigate and they said that we need a certificate to sell rosewood furniture. They said that they would come out to certify the cabinet but it would cost about £500! Is this true? Bramley.

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OG if its like ivory, you have to be able to prove the age of your object...the cut off point appears to be 1947 and the material needs to be "worked" ie not a lump of wood....
00:27 Sun 01st Mar 2020
It is. It's all to do with CITES and Article 10 that means your antique cabinet needs a certificate before it can be sold.
Contact BAFRA Someone will give you trustworthy advice.
https://www.bafra.org.uk/
I belive that teak logging is now banned too.
I don't know what the item's worth but might you find it not worth selling after that ? Surely older pieces ought to be exempt as they'd have been made prior to regulations. Perhaps you can give it away to a worthy recipient. Unfortunately I don't have the room to help out.
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Thank you all for such a comprehensive answer!! They've all been good so no Best Answer!! Thank you, Bramley.
OG if its like ivory, you have to be able to prove the age of your object...the cut off point appears to be 1947 and the material needs to be "worked" ie not a lump of wood. https://www.antiquestradegazette.com/print-edition/2019/january/2375/the-back-page/keeping-up-to-date-with-cites-an-update-from-expert-kim-mcdonald-of-the-taxidermy-law-company/
Bramley if you are asking if it will cost £500 to have someone come out to certify it then I suggest you ring round and try and find someone cheaper. Have a chat to a couple of your local antique shops. I have had excellent advice from one near me many years ago that saved me a lot of money, Good luck.
oh
indian prisoners made a rose wood desk for my granfather
when he left India in 1928
Looks as tho it will stay in the fambly

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