Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Rocking chairs

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Rocking chair
Rocking chair  

Rocking Chair
Rocking Chair  
I have inherited a couple of rocking chairs from my grandmother. The one with the green seat has a broken rocker, and the other is obviously missing a spindle in the back. I am not sure how to go about having them repaired and was considering selling them. Can you tell me anything about the time period of these pieces or value? Thank you.

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where are you in georgia.   I may know somebody that can restore your family heirlooms.

selling these chairs in the condition shown will not bring much money.  maybe 40-60$.
restored in a shop they would price at 350-400, which would be the cost of restoration.

they are oak made around 1900.

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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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