QUESTION: I have a rocking chair that I bought for $50.00 from my brother ! It is made by S.Bent Bros it had numbers on bottom as well 4 then 68 . It had a round back and the seat it belvuled ! Also no screws put together with dowels ! I was wondering how old and how much this is worth . I have been searching the internet and haven't had any luck ! Thanks for your help Tonya
ANSWER: hard to tell age since s bent worked the same colonial revival styles for more that a decade at a time. looks to be refinished so i will say 1950s the wood appears to be ash.
Regarding American antique, vintage, and collectible furniture I can help with wood identification, styles, age, periods, historical coatings, materials, techniques, repair, restoration, refinishing.
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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.
Organizations Professional Refinishers Groop, Int., AIC, Antiques Dealers Association
Education/Credentials BA Florida State University
BA University of West Florida 1971