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.
Answer 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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