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Hi, An older man who is selling his dads cabin gave me a rocking chair and I am wondering if is an antique and what it's value would be if it is.

Liz - The rocker is definitely not antique. Chairs like this were popular in the 1960s and early 1970s as part of the "Early American" decorating fad of the period. The stenciling and gold striping was meant to resemble the Hitchcock chairs of the 1830s.

Frank and Son's Furniture originally begun as Frank & Danziger in 1888. Frank & Son was incorporated in 1926. It produced and sold furniture from 1926 until the late 1970's.

Your chair would sell at auction in the $100-$150 range.

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Fred Taylor  

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I will attempt to answer questions about American antique furniture, including construction details, style, period, manufacturers, care, repair and storage. I do not have any background in appliances, musical instruments, sewing machines, trunks, lighting, clocks or children's and baby furniture and will not respond to questions about those items.


I ran an antique furniture restoration business for twenty years. I am a nationally syndicated columnist on the subject of antique furniture for such publications as Antique Week and New England Antiques Journal. I have produced one video on the subject of furniture identification and my book "HOW TO BE A FURNITURE DETECTIVE" is now available.I have also published articles in Antique Trader, Chicago Art Deco Society, Northeast Magazine, Victorian Decorating and Lifestyles, Professional Refinishing, Antiques and Art Around Florida and Antique Shoppe. You can visit my website at

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