I bought this chair at an estate sale in Georgia and was told it was an "original" Morris chair. I would like to know the age of the chair, where it was made, the style, and the approximate value. Thank you.
Answer The style is a Morris chair style but this is a recliner rocker. to be an original Morris chair it would have been made by the Morris company but that has gone away and these days any chair made between bout 1890 and 1915/20 in the same form as a Morris chair (four legs on the floor and the reclining back, with or without a footrest) would be considered a Morris chair.
Yours would be considered and was advertised as a recliner rocker. Many companies made this style. The platform base is the key. There were Morris rockers but they did not have the platform base.
as to pricing, it is more the elaborateness and overall style rather than name that gives the value.
yours is a nice recliner rocker and would sell in a shop around 650 if everything is intact.
wood is oak and there is a int of the mission style dictated by the rectilinear pieces under the arms.
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