I purchase this chair at a thrift store(wonder how many times you have read that!). It has an inpatient on bottom that reads Nopag (I think). Also attached is a tag with info: rocker 311 and a number? 69636. Any thoughts of value? Naturally, I would have reupholstered if I decide to keep it. Not that the orange/green flowers are not simply lovely...
Thanks for any info you could share.
Answer V. Diane - Your platform rocker appears to be from the Depression era of the 1930s or maybe into the 1940s. "Nopag" is a mystery to me. It has no antique value and would sell at auction in the $50 range. If you do have it reupholstered dispose of all padding and start completely over. Be sure to check out the strength of the rocker springs. By this time they usually need to be replaced. Any upholsterer can do that or you can do it yourself. The springs can be found at http://www.rufkahrs.com/hardw5/Charprt3.html
Thanks for writing.
V. Dine - The "Nopag" may actually read "No sag" in reference to the seat springs.
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