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Hello. I found this rocking chair that my neighbour wanted to throw out. I would like to reupholster it and sell it. Unless it's better to leave it in original condition. I am curious as to what period this piece was made. Also what type of wood it might be. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advanced.


probably birch and/or figured birch, slat probably mahogany veneer.

it isnt in original condition now as someone over the years has recoated although it was very dark originally.  if you are not a skilled restorer do not do anything.  recover the seat and sell for 200-250.

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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.


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