Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Rocking Chair


greg Easterly wrote at 2010-10-28 18:56:02
I just thought I would say that I have the exact same rocker. It has been in my family for 120 years....that will tell you that the rocker was not added after and that it must be older than 1900

Bill in WI wrote at 2012-02-28 18:55:53
We too have this same rocking chair.  It has been in our family for decades and is original.  There is no evidence that it was not originally a rocking chair.  My grandfather was from Norway so it may originated there.  There are no markings on it anywhere.  The feet and back details are the same as in the photos except for the Lions on the armrest are carved with slightly differences.  Would love to get more info or history on this piece.

Kate wrote at 2014-03-04 01:58:41
I don't think it is a chair made up of other chair parts because I just found the exact same chair at a thrift store.

Dena wrote at 2014-05-25 13:12:26
I just wanted to add, I have this exact rocking chair.  I found this thread when I was searching for information about mine.  I really don't know anything about it.  I was just wondering if there was anymore feedback or discoveries about it...  

mdrookiam wrote at 2014-06-16 18:13:34
I have exact same rocker.  Dated back to 1800's family.  It was not piece parts put together.  You can contact me  

Wendy wrote at 2015-07-08 01:35:04
I have the identical chair and it is not a rocker. It does not appear to have been altered in any way. I have no idea where it came from originally or when. Have you ever found out anything about this chair?  

Wendy wrote at 2016-07-23 21:32:57
I have the exact same chair but without rockers. Everything is otherwise identical so this chair was not pieced from other chairs. I too do not know where it comes from or from what era. Mine is in much better condition and has been in my possession for 35 years. If anyone has anymore information please let me know.

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