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QUESTION: Trying again.

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ANSWER: Thanks for the photos, I need to see a photo of the underside of the chair seat ( I would like to see the corner where the chair leg meets the underside of the seat.)  At first glance this looks like a American made rocking chair that was made by a craftsman in a small workshop circa 1900 or later.

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QUESTION: Hi,
Here is a picture of the underside.

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After looking at these detailed photos I can tell you that this is not at all very old, I should have waited to see the detailed photos before I said anything, it looks less than 30 years old, the detailed photo of the leg shows me a leg that is not well carved and could have been made in a factory not necessarily in a small workshop. The wood is a light wood that has been stained to look like Mahogany.  I would estimate this rocking chair to have a value less than $100 dollars.  

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