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Hi!

I've got a rocking chair here from my grandmother who recently passed. I've been only able to identify that it's a platform rocker (by Googling & eBay comparisons), but not much else. I'd be grateful if you could help identify the chair, its’ approximate age or period, and possible origins.

Since I could only attach 2 here, I’ve sent additional pictures via eMail. Thanks in advance for your time and consideration!

Shanna

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sorry you felt that politeness was lacking.  i will try to do better.  Thank you




it is a platform carpet rocker.  wood appears to be cherry but might have some sweet gum, maple and/or beech.  this would be a common combination.

manufactured around 1885 but determining the manufacturer would not be possible without a label as there were 5000 companies in operation.

retail after recovering with the heavier customary covering it would sell retail in a shop at 400

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In regards to American antique, vintage and collectible furniture I can help with wood identification, styles, age, periods, historical coatings, materials, techniques, repair, restoration, refinishing, and value. I do not study mid century and later furniture nor do I deal in lamps, and other smalls. robertsantiques@cox.net You may ask for values and I will give you current market values, I will not give you 'feel good' values. Understand that there are many factors that contribute to market value. If you want a feel good, unrealistic number, please call a local inexperienced appraiser. It is my desire to help you and in doing so I increase my knowledge as well. For that I thank you.

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I have been in the antiques furniture and restoration business and in the sales of antique furniture for 40+ years and have continued my education in the trade attending workshops and seminars by various organizations, institutions, and private collectors.

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