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Hi there,
I that you answered a question about a Binghampton rocker.  I just picked up at a tag sale for $5.00 a Binghampton Morris Chair.  It is in good - fair condition, could use new cushions and some cleaning, but otherwise in decent shape.
I love the chair and do not want to sell, but I am curious as to its value.
Any info you can provide, would be helpful.

Thanks!

Robin Brennan

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The wood is birch and figured birch.  Originally stained to resemble mahogany.  In fact, if it still wore the stain and finish most shops and people would state that it was mahogany!

waxed with antique mahogany colored Briwax and tight, with the current cushions, it would sell at 350-400 in a shop.

You did well.

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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