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QUESTION: I'd like to know if it has any value.

ANSWER:  This is an Eastlake style Victorian platform rocker. They are usually in walnut. I'm sure this is.  That is not the original  upholstery.   With the proper upholstery and in good condition this rocker would sell for about $250-$350 retail.
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QUESTION: Thank You.  What did the original upholstery look like?  It's looked like this for me since 1970.

There were many patterns and styles of upholstery used, what is on it is not one of them.  this was made around 1870.

restored properly and covered appropriately the price would go up considerably.  Retailing in a good shop at 750-850.

do a google search on 'walnut eastlake victorian platform rocker' of variations of those words to see what it looked like.

thanks much!

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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.


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