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I purchased this chair at a small auction house outside Philadelphia approximately 1986.  I've tried to identify it, but haven't seen anything else like it.  Ideally, i would like to reupholster and re-finish, but not if i'm ruining it's value ( a la Antiques Roadshow).  Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

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Hi Ellen,

You need not fear of hurting the value of your chair.  It is a simple factory made chair
of no particular value. Whatever tasteful improvements you make can only increase it's value.

Currently I place a value of $50. to $75. on it.

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George E. Harrison III
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