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Hi - I purchased this rocking chair 33 years ago at an estate sale. I have reupholstered the seat twice but have not done anything to the wood finish. It does have an old repair to the decorative cross piece across the front. I have never been able to find any information on how old the chair is, it's maker, or it's value. Can you help?
Thank you,

it was manufactured around 1920-30

wood is most likely gum and would have had a dark walnut stain originally other than the lighter panels which are done with the dark outline to emphasis the panel.  without a label no one can tell you the manufacturer as there were 5000 in operation at the time.

waxed up and in a shop it would sell at 250-275.

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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. 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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