Hi. I'm curious about a rocking chair I would like to sell. We got the rocker in 1974. It is oak. The sticker on the bottom says Phoenix Chair Company 962-44. Several years ago, I thought I saw one on Antiques Road Show for $5000.
Answer phoenix chair company had a fairly short history, late 1895-1930s.
this fits your chair which was made 1910-1920s. it is called colonial revival which replicates loosely hoop back windsor chairs from the late 1700s and early 1800s, which is what you may have seen on the ARS and you must remember that is tv and they are trying to please people.
your chair would sell in a shop at 200 tops.
these are classic sturdy chairs
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Thanks Robert for the quick response to our question of the Phoenix Rocker. I was hoping for more, arent we all!! But I appreciate your appraisal!!
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