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I was wondering if you might be able to tell me approximate date, value and style of this setee. I bought a parlor set, the leather is not in great shape. on the rocker the leather has a rip and it has hay like stuffing over springs.

Stuffing could be a mix of hay and horse and pig hair.
the style is empire style made around 1900.  wood is oak.

you could try to revive the leather with a good leather conditioner and if you can get to the underside to glue a patch on the tear that would help unless the leather was past revival.  

as it sits it would sell at 300 in a shop, if it is tight.  if the leather were good then it would sell at 750.

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robert klein


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.


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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