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Rocking chair
Rocking chair  
My husband spotted this at an antique store and wanted some info on it to see if it is worth buying

I dont know any background on it.
It looks the bottom may have been covered later in its life (professionally)
My husband is an upholsterer

It has 2 metal rods behind front and back sbottom spindles / old attempt on strengthening?

The chair seems original and everything done to it seems dated

I would like to know style and age

there is some veneer repair to do the the back.   The seat was not covered originally but was a laminated oak veneered seat.  Upholstery would be better.

there is not nich to say a style for this as is true for many things.  it is from the golden oak period 1885-1915.  chair was probably 1900 manufacturer.

what is the price on this??

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robert klein


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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