Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Rocking Chair

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Rocking Chair
Rocking Chair  
Rocking Chair
Rocking Chair  
QUESTION: Is this another reproduction?

ANSWER: Yes. Factory made 20th century.

Fred Taylor

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refinished
refinished  
QUESTION: Any Idea where it was made? The chair was in terrible shape almost all of the ornate designs washed off with soap and water. I've included a pic of it after repairs and refinishing.

Answer
Jody - No ideas where it was made. It was factory made. The stencil designs were part of the "Early American" movement that was popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The chair is called an "arrowback" based on the shape of the spindles in the back.

Without a maker's mark there is no way to tell where or by whom it was made. Fairly generic design.

Fred Taylor  

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I will attempt to answer questions about American antique furniture, including construction details, style, period, manufacturers, care, repair and storage. I do not have any background in appliances, musical instruments, sewing machines, trunks, lighting, clocks or children's and baby furniture and will not respond to questions about those items.

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I ran an antique furniture restoration business for twenty years. I am a nationally syndicated columnist on the subject of antique furniture for such publications as Antique Week and New England Antiques Journal. I have produced one video on the subject of furniture identification and my book "HOW TO BE A FURNITURE DETECTIVE" is now available.I have also published articles in Antique Trader, Chicago Art Deco Society, Northeast Magazine, Victorian Decorating and Lifestyles, Professional Refinishing, Antiques and Art Around Florida and Antique Shoppe. You can visit my website at www.furnituredetective.com

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BSBA Finance, University of Florida, MBA Finance, University of Florida

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