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Please help me identify and value this platform rocker. All parts are original and it is in fairly good shape with some wear and tear.  I do not have any history on this piece.

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This platform rocker, probably in birch wood stained to look like mahogany was manufactured around 1900.  Where we will never know as there were about 5000 factories or manufacturers operating in the US and Canada at the time.

The style is typical of the late victorian with a flair of Empire style of the arms and back.

These sell as shown at 250-275 im most shops.

I recommend you buy Briwax in  the antique mahogany color and wax the chair, you will be amazed at the results.  These chairs are very comfortable but sometimes difficult to get out of!

Not sure what else you needed, hope this helps.

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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. robertsantiques@cox.net 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.

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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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