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chair and rocker
chair and rocker  

loveseat
loveseat  
I bought this parlor set about 20 years ago.  The two chairs have been refinished and reupholstered in leather at that time.  Nothing has been done to the loveseat.  I am not sure what type of wood it is.  I need to downsize and no longer have room for them.  Do you know what this set might be worth?  Thank you.

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wood is figured birch stained at the factory with a water based dye to a mahogany color.  the love seat is as it came from the factory as you noted.  this set was manufactured around 1900.

in a shop here or in southern virginia it would price at 450-650 each for the chairs and 3-450 for the sofa.

should be more for certain but that is all the market will bear unless it is a high end store selling the pieces.  

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