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Antique office chair
Antique office chair  
At an auction I recently picked up an antique office chair (on receipt as 19th century gothic revival executive desk chair) and can't find anything like it anywhere else online.  I was considering refinishing it to clean the wood but if it is valuable I don't want to do anything to devalue it.  Any idea what it is worth?

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eastlake victorian design made round 1880.  no gothic here.  cant tell you the wood from the photo, likely walnut but not certain as a close pic is needed of the wood grain.

retail about 200-250 if it is tight and the mechanism is good.

no need to refinish to clean wood.  use toluene free Briwax in a brown color.  wax the chair and leather then enjoy your chair.  it is a nice one.

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Regarding American antique, vintage, and collectible furniture I can help with wood identification, styles, age, periods, historical coatings, materials, techniques, repair, restoration, refinishing. Please read instructions for posting.

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I have been in the antiques furniture and restoration business and in the sales of American antique furniture for 40+ years and have continued my education in the trade attending workshops and seminars through several organizations.

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