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Subject:George Zee bar
Posted By: Jan Wed, Nov 05, 2003

My in-laws have what I would call a bar - it is hand carved and completely closes up. Manufacturer is George Zee & Co., "kiln dried art carved furniture manufacturers." The no. on it is 59-53727. Am wondering if this is an antique or if it is a reproduction? I do not have a picture of it, sorry. Thanks.

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Anthony M. Lee Thu, Nov 20, 2003

No reason to believe it is other than George Zee, mid 20th century.

Anthony M. Lee
Asian Art Research

Subject:Re: Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Judy Sun, Nov 23, 2003

Hi. Saw your recent post. I have a beautiful bar that sounds like what the woman wrote about, and would like to find out more about George Lee and Company. The furniture is exquisite. My husband's uncle brought this piece back from WWII, after a Hong Kong trip, on an aircraft carrier. There was also an incredible coffee table, which we don't have. Is the company still in existence, and do they have a web site?
Thanks so much.

Subject:Re: Re: Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Tracy Viggiani Fri, Nov 28, 2003

My grandfather purchased a bar from George Zee & Co as well. Through some internet research I found his grand-daughter's email address ([email protected]). The factory closed in the early 1990's.

Subject:Re: Re: Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Tye Powell Sat, Sep 25, 2004

I have a coffee table George Zee & Co. Manufacturers that was brought back by a commander of an U.S. Aircraft Carrier from Hong Kong, China during World War two. Please reply by my Email or call me. My phone number is 404-447-7028.I would like to sell. Yours,sincerely [email protected]

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: John Sun, Jan 08, 2006

I have a coffe table from the George Zee & Company
that I was offered a large sum on money for
If you have found the value of this furniture please e-mail me at [email protected]

I have sent an e-mail to the granddaughter and am waiting for a reply

Subject:Re: Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Crystal Fri, Feb 25, 2005

I have a large teakwood bar made by George Zee & Co. (No. 56-36693) How do I find any info. on this piece? Would like to sell it, but do not know its value...please advise. My email is [email protected]

Subject:Re: Re: Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Jill Chase Wed, Jul 20, 2005

Sounds like we have about the same bar. Yours might be four years older as, if our assumptions are correct, my serial number begins with 60-. I have done a fair share of looking and haven't found out anything on the value of these. Have you had any luck yet?

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Karen Sun, Aug 07, 2005

I also have the cabinet bar my father brought back from Japan when he was in the navy. the number on it is 56-34147. I haven't a clue as to its value and I'm at a dead end on researching it. Looking for some help

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Bill DeWitt Wed, Dec 28, 2005

My mother recently died and gave a George Zee Bar (handcarved) to me. It is very beautiful.

The number on it is 51-14405.

It was purchased new from the Air Force Base Exchange in 1951 for $100.00. I have not idea what it is worth today.

If you find out a value, let me know.

Best Regards,

Bill DeWitt

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: garold caldwell Mon, Jan 07, 2008

hello bill ive been looking for info. on george zee bars myself model no. 51-509 i wonder if its the same bar ..... big enough to hold wine bottles and doors on the sides for glasses . the top lifts up to open into a small table with a drawerunder it all hand carved made in two locations in china ... 142 nanking road ( new road ) 1 granville road kowloon hong kong .. hey if you find out anything please let me know .... thanks for your time .... dean

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Bruce Spurlock Sun, Nov 19, 2006

I have a 57-43491 Gerorge Zee Bar from my father, he purchased in Hong Kong in 57. It is in great shape. I would like to know what it is worth.

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Bob Sun, Dec 28, 2003

I've got one too - #58-45711.
My Dad bought it in Japan in the '50s. I think the "58" designates year of manuafacture, maybe?

Anyone out there estimating current value?

Subject:Re: Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Philip M. Durrenberger Tue, Nov 09, 2004

Hello,
My name is Phil and my Dad brought back a George Zee & Co. chest from a tour as a UN peace keeping mission in Korea, back in 1961. I still have the factory tag and it lists the "date of testing" as 1960-12. My serial number does begin with 60- and the usuall following numbers. I assume that you are correct in your assumpsion that the first digits are the date of manufacture. Phil D. [email protected]

PS My means are not great , but I would be interested if anyone has any items up for sale.

Subject:Re: Re: Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: David Ewert Tue, Nov 23, 2004

My wife has a George Zee trunk she just accuired and is interested in selling. Not sure of year, etc. yet. If you are interested in buying let me know. I do not have a picture yet.

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Philip M. Durrenberger Fri, Dec 03, 2004

Love to see a picture of the trunk.

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Stephen Croan Sun, Jan 30, 2005

I have a George Zee Chest that was bought in Hong Kong in 1970. It is in pristene shape. If anyone is interested please email me and I will send you pictures. Thanks [email protected]

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Carol Dolan Tue, Apr 12, 2005

I would be interested in buying your george zee teakwood chest. What size is it? How much do you want for it? Would you send me your phone number so I could talk to you about it? Thank you
Carol Dolan

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Jim Wed, May 11, 2005

Os there a way to tell the year made and value of George product's.

thanks

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Philip M. Durrenberger Thu, May 12, 2005

Hello,
My Dad purchased a George Zee & Co. Chest when he was in Korea in about 1960 or 1961. I found and still have , a note that gives the date the product was inspected and kiln dried. The date is 1960 Fall I believe. The first two numbers on my chest are 60 followed by a "-". I therefore guess that these first two digits , which are seperated by an -, stand for the year of manufacture. Seems to make sence. Will you please send me an e-mail with your item pictured in an attachment to the e-mail so I can enjoy the beauty of your item. I saw a more modern chest , somewhat like mine for sale at $800. asking. Have a good day! Philip.

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Josh Thu, Jun 02, 2005

I have 4 George Zee screens (wall hanging) my grandmother purhchased in Hong Kong in 1968 for my parents as a wedding gift. I would like to sell them if anyone is interested. I have pictures I can send. These are really beautiful items.

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Ileana Tue, Sep 13, 2005

I own some of George Zee's furniture. I am interested in viewing the wall hangings. I love everything that has to do with G.Z. May I view them? Please note your price on the item(s). Thank you.

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Ed Gastelum Thu, Nov 10, 2005

Have a set of four staking tables. want to sell. George Zee & Co 58-45264







Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: fred Wed, Jan 17, 2007

George Zee nesting tables - no 63-79274

I wish I knew value and more about them.







Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Judy Thu, Jan 18, 2007

Fred,

Perhaps you know already that the '63' means made in 1963.

This Forum's purpose is not valuations of items. If you think your items have value more than would pertain to good-quality used furniture, you could seek a professional appraisal. You should be able to find similar items being sold by doing a web search.

Good luck,
Judy

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Keith C Sun, Aug 20, 2006

I would love to see these screens. I collect George Zee

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: robert s. vargas Tue, Aug 28, 2007

i have this cabinet bar of goerge zee & co. with carvings 1950's

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: K. Fischer Fri, Aug 08, 2008

I have 4 of these gorgeous George Zee screens. They each stand 51 inches high and are 20 inches wide. They are for sale if you're interested. Please make an offer!
Thank you





Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Wayne K Tue, Jun 05, 2012

I just acquired a George Zee coffee table. Glass top and intricate carving beneath. Serial number is 61-65239. Excellent condition. Would you have any idea of its value?

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Kim Klippel Wed, Aug 23, 2006

I too have 4 wall hangings and interested in finding out more and possible selling.

Subject:Re: George Zee
Posted By: beth Tue, Jan 10, 2006

I have a large set of George Zee furniture and am wondering if someone can tell me where I can find out more about it. while it isn't very ornate, its beautiful. Is it teak?

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: maureen stiles Thu, Jan 26, 2006

I also have a beautiful trunk made by George Zee & Co. It has a picture of a sailing ship hand carved on the top. It also has the original brass locks for the trunk. I have'nt had any lock finding out the value. Would like to sell

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Ken Sat, Feb 18, 2006

We also have a Hand carved George Zee, Eastern Shanghi, camphor wood chest. SN 48 1264. It was sent home from Japan in 49 by my aunt and uncle who were stationed there after WWII. We also would like to know todays value. In the "What is it? ? what is it worth?" section of Country Living, May 2005 a similar chest is pictured and described. Valued at $750. My Parents had a plate glass cut to fit and protect the carving on the top. This chest is in like new condition and For Sale. Someone once told us the carvings of Chinese figures on the top and all four sides told a Chinese Folklore Story. Email [email protected] if interested. We have other "Occupied Japan" china, ect for sale

Subject:Re: Re: Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Carolyn Reed Sat, Aug 27, 2005

I have a George Zee teakwood bar serial no. 51-6901 for sale

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Peter Fri, Feb 24, 2006

I too have a George Zee chest for sale.
#50-3653 . I do know the "50-" does mean the year made. Anyone find out any more info, value?

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: david Wed, Oct 11, 2006

my grandfather brought a great Ceorge Zee carved trunk back from Hong Kong too afer WWII -- apparenly in '51 .. I have attached pictures here







Subject:George Zee & Co. Teak Chest
Posted By: Pablo Serrano Thu, Apr 17, 2008

I recently acquired a George Zee Teak Chest and I'm trying to figure out the year it was made/how much it's worth. I believe it is 'pre-war' because of the names such as Nanking and Peking (instead of Nanjing or Beijing) listed on a label on the interior. The label reads as follows:

George Zee and Co.
Art Carved Furniture Manufacturers. Teakwood and Camphorwood Chests, Teapoys, Chowbenches, & toys etc. Orders taken for all kinds of handwork. Wholesale and Retail, EXPORT

Office: 138 Nanking Road (Eastern), Room 204 tel. 14247

Factory: 630/34 Peking Road (Western), tel. 60358

Retail and Showroom: 142 Nanking Road (Eastern), tel. 14247, Shanghai China

Godown: 284/17 Nanzing Road

George Zee, Manager

Cable Address: Georgeze

The metal label does not have any serial number on it, nor does it say Hong Kong. Manufacture location is in Shanghai and it also says MADE IN CHINA.

My theory behind this piece is that Mr. Zee left China for Hong Kong after or during the second World War. Some posts here say that he initially began his operations in Hong Kong, but I believe, taking this antique piece into mind, that he started his operations in Shanghai.

Because of the Chinese civil war following World War Two with the Republican troops led by Chiang Kai Shek, and the communist troops led by Mao Tse Tung, many wealthy Chinese business owners fled China for the stability of Hong Kong, then a British protectorate. Or many Republican troops under Kai Shek invaded Taiwan and subjugated the native people living there.

I believe the reason some of you are finding pieces in Japan is that Japanese troops either bought or seized pieces from China and sent them back to Japan. The Japanese were in China for many years, especially in Manchuria, allowing them ample time to collect Zee's art pieces.

I do believe Zee moved to Hong Kong after the war to start a new factory. This coincided with the introduction of the serial numbers and "Hong Kong" labels you are all finding on your pieces.

My question is, does anyone here know of the value of the pieces that were made in Shanghai, China, more specifically the teak chests?









Subject:Re: George Zee & Co. Teak Chest
Posted By: andrea billa Sun, Nov 21, 2010

I have a piece by George Zee, I guess it could be a bar. It is dark wood, with pictures of scenes that appear to be brass inlay, some fishing scenes. It has the George Zee tag on the back. I'd like to know more about its worth, and possibley sell it. I am also thinking that I might like to purchase more George Zee furniture, it seems very unique and well made. please contact me at my email address if you have any info re george zee values, pices for sale or want to buy. thanks

Subject:Re: George Zee & Co. Teak Chest
Posted By: Deborah Black Sun, Aug 27, 2017

I have not seen any mention of value of any of these teak chests....does anyone know. Since there are so many available, I'm assuming not a huge amount. I do know the one I have was given to my mother by my father for a wedding gift. He brought it from Japan after serving in WWII. Mostly curious and came upon this site. Any ideas?





Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Bill Jochimsen Sun, Dec 13, 2009

Hello, my name is Angel. My boyfriend has several pieces of George Zee furniture that his father acquired while overseas in the early 1960's. He has a chest, a bar and a console stereo that still works. If you are interested, email me and I will send you some pictures. We have tried quite a few times to find out more information on these pieces but have been unsuccessful. The closest I got was getting his granddaughter's email address. She said she has no idea of the value on the items. We are planning on moving soon and would like to sell some of the pieces before we move. Please contact me soon if you are interested.

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Cal Mon, Dec 28, 2009

Value is of well-built used furniture.

But modern taste is not so much for heavy pieces of furniture. More people selling than people buying. So do not expect to sell for a lot of money. Try to sell locally, since shipping heavy pieces can be very expensive.

Good luck,
Cal

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Tye Roy Bundy Fri, May 09, 2008

I have a bar by george zee and co. is this any thing like it.



Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: garold caldwell Tue, Jun 03, 2008

My bar is just like that. Do you have any info on this bar?

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Tye Roy Bundy Wed, Jun 04, 2008

sorry I'm looking too

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Linda Tue, Sep 23, 2008

I have a bar just like that and a sukiaki table.
I wish I new it's worth too. It was given to my Mom by a world traveler. She was offered $5500.00 for the table

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Tye Sun, Dec 21, 2008

Do you have any pictures

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: jackie Mon, Jan 05, 2009

I have a George Zee, I believe, carved tea table with 6 stools! I inherited it and am wondering if anyone knows how I can find out how much it is worth!

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: joe Lynch Mon, Jan 26, 2009

I hear people asking for apprasied vaulue. I don't seee the answers. Is there a reference guide or some listing of prior sales of George Zee?

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: linda Wed, Feb 25, 2009

i to have a georg zee and co. bar ,i called hong gong approx.5yrs ago,i got ahold of man that worked for the company.the information he gave me was that my bar is rosewood,brass and black lacquer,my piece sold for 10oz of gold in 1961,and the company closed in 1991.

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: LINDA Sat, Mar 14, 2009

I HAVE A GEORGE ZEE AND COMPANY BAR,IT IS BLACK LACQUER,SOLID ROSEWOOD AND BRASS.IT SOLD FOR 10oz OF GOLD IN 1961,IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN THIS BAR EMAIL ME AND I WILL SEND YOU PICTURES.

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Heidi Fri, Sep 25, 2009

I am trying to purchase one of these. Any ideas on where I might find one for sale?

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Robert & Trish Fraraccio Wed, Jan 27, 2010

Hi Heidi:
We have been reading all the posts on a George Zee bar. We bought one about 45 years ago, along with a desk and silver chest. We are downsizing and looking to sell all items. However, we are also trying to find out the current values. These are wonderfully-made pieces. We have posted some photos.

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Liz Wed, May 13, 2009

My father-in-law has a bar like this that he inherited from a friend. I'm doing some research for him. It is the exact bar as the one pictured, however, we could not find a name of the manufacturer anywhere on it. Is this from George Zee @ co? Does anyone know it's worth? Thanks

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Tye Thu, May 14, 2009

This is a George Zee Co. bar I have had it looked at from a company they said its worth about 20 ounces of gold 40 years ago

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: bo bravo Sat, Jun 27, 2009

i see alot of questions about the bar manufactured by G-Zee, but no answers to its value. Did we ever find out its value today?

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Teri Sat, Mar 21, 2009

I am looking to buy a bar like this, but can't seem to find any. I have friends in Hong Kong looking for me but not easy to find.

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Tye Mon, Mar 23, 2009

Do you know a True value of this Bar

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: linda Thu, Mar 26, 2009

TERI,IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS GEORGE ZEE BAR,EMAIL ME.

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Justin M. Fri, Jun 12, 2009

I have a good quality George Zee trunk, it has ships carved into the top and sides, and still has the original brass lock. The serial number is 50 - 2657
I'm interested in selling this, if anyone is interested, email me. I can supply pictures, etc.

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Jerry Gulbranson Mon, Jan 04, 2010

Hello,
Was looking and found your picture of the George Zee bar. Can you tell me what they happen to be worth in todays market?

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Judy Stewart Sat, Feb 06, 2010

We have one just like yours except our has come carving on it. We bought ours at auction about 10 years ago in Pebble Beach, CA. for $700.Ours looks like it could be teak.. Is yours Rose wood?

Judy

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Jerrod Tue, Apr 06, 2010

I have another bar, just like yours but different inlay and mine is black.

Also for sale!!

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Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Mary Retallick Sun, Jun 02, 2019

I know your message was posted years ago, but do you still have this bar for sale?

Subject:Re: George Zee bar
Posted By: Nancee Sun, Jun 09, 2019

Hello, I see you were inquiring about a authentic George Zee bar? I have one if you are interested.


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