Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Old rocking chair


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Hi Robert,
Please find the attached photos of a rocker that has been in my family for  at least 80 years.  I wish to find out the manufacturer and approximate age / value of this piece. I have not found any identifying marks on it anywhere. My mother had it refinished some years ago :O
Thank you for your time and consideration!
Best regards, Nick

Because there were about 5000 manufacturers operating at this time, without a label there is no way anyone can tell you who manufactured this rocker.

it is oak, it is a good one, the refinishing looks good and is good if the rocker is tight an smooth that is a good thing.

the seat and back are laminated in a caul to get the shape.

Figure about 1900 and at retail in a store it should price at 450 minimum.

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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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