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Old chair ?
Old chair ?  
Hi just purchased this old chair, liked the style and I tought of changing the fabric to leather, the inside label read 1929-1943 5422 Morrison Ave Philadelphia PA. The fabric it's incredably clean, not aged or even worn out, seams as if no one sat on it. It's very heavy including the Cushing, the wood it's not ding, with any insect or damaged in any way.  This chair has no smell either. I would feel awful to destroy the original to make it more modern. It's my 1st time buying this type of old chair and I have no experience, I would like to learn more about it. Any help would be amazing.
Thank you.

fabric may or may not be original, chair is from the 1920s., recovering will not hurt value.  done properly it would increase value.  wood should be waxed with a furniture paste wax, no automotive waxes.

very nice easy chair.

not sure what you wanted to know, style is colonial revival.

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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.


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.

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