QUESTION: i brought an antique rocking chair at a yard sale, I was going to reupholster it until I found two sticker at the bottom of the ottoman. The first sticker had a Mahagony Association Inc in red and gold with the number 210 and the other sticker which is half torn is oval, red and white, and the little I think I can make out it says Grand Rapids Michigan the number 410 written in pencil and theses words/ slogan at the bottom of the red sticker "upholstering frames of quality" I was wondering what you could tell me about this piece and and how much it may be worth. If it's worth something I definetely want to keep it!
ANSWER: please use the follow up function and post good clear readable pictures of the labels.
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.
I have been in the antiques furniture and restoration business and in the sales of antique furniture for 40+ years and have continued my education in the trade attending workshops and seminars by various organizations, institutions, and private collectors.
Organizations Professional Refinishers Groop, Int.,
Antiques Dealers Association
Education/Credentials BA Florida State University
BA University of West Florida 1971