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Good Afternoon Fred,

I have had this chair for thirty-five years.  I believe it is oak, painted black.  The original seat and springs are missing and have been replaced with a piece of wood.  Could you please give me some idea as to its origin and worth.  



Gretchen - Your Mission style oak rocker was factory made, probably in the Midwest, late in the Arts & Crafts period, circa 1915-1920. In its current condition with the missing seat and serious finish issues it has little resale value, less than $50.

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