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I bought this rocking chair for $20 and would like to know if it is worth re-caning the seat.  I am not sure how old the rocker is but it looks like the left-hand arm was replaced with a very good replica at some point.  Other than the missing seat, the chair is in good condition with some minor scratches here and there.  I am considering replacing the seat with a padded seat but didn't want to lower the value of the chair if it is valuable.

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Recaning with prewoven cane, which this takes, should only cost 100-150 tops.

I would say do it, it is a good rocker.

could you post a picture closer and of the rear, in focus. use the followup function so the posts will be threaded.

a close clear picture of the arm you suspect has been replaced, why do you think it has been replaced?

thanks

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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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