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wicker rocker
wicker rocker  
I don't know anything about my recent purchase.  I paid $20 and have cleaned off alot of the old paint. Can you tell me anything about this peace?

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Jimma - The design of the chair - the heart shape, the whorls and the full skirt - indicate a date of 1880-1900. Since that was before paper wicker was invented the chair is made of natural wicker and can be carefully chemically stripped.

Estimated auction value is under $100.

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Fred Taylor

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I will attempt to answer questions about American antique furniture, including construction details, style, period, manufacturers, care, repair and storage. I do not have any background in appliances, musical instruments, sewing machines, trunks, lighting, clocks or children's and baby furniture and will not respond to questions about those items.

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I ran an antique furniture restoration business for twenty years. I am a nationally syndicated columnist on the subject of antique furniture for such publications as Antique Week and New England Antiques Journal. I have produced one video on the subject of furniture identification and my book "HOW TO BE A FURNITURE DETECTIVE" is now available.I have also published articles in Antique Trader, Chicago Art Deco Society, Northeast Magazine, Victorian Decorating and Lifestyles, Professional Refinishing, Antiques and Art Around Florida and Antique Shoppe. You can visit my website at www.furnituredetective.com

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BSBA Finance, University of Florida, MBA Finance, University of Florida

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