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Antique leather platform rocker

Antique (possibly handmade) leather platform rocker - Belonged to my G-Grandmother and was told that it was her father's chair - Have given it a good scrub with saddle soap yearly to keep the leather soft - Still rocks but isn't in use -

Chair is a heavy wooden frame covered in a dark red/black leather - Small rivets attach leather to frame around unseen edges - decorative rivets down side of arms - Leather seat cushion appears to be separate piece, but won't easily remove, so I haven't tried to force it - Back of rocker is completely covered - Covered arms stop at the "hand rest" area where they continue as carved wood down to the front arm panel

Underneath are 2 large springs - Not sure what chair is stuffed with (makes a crunching sound if depressed) - Looking underneath a few curvy wires can be seen as seat supports through the cloth and burlap - no tags, initials, etchings or other identifying marks can be found.

Category: 
Furniture
Condition: 
Excellent
Medium: 
wood covered in leather
Distinguishing marks: 
none
Date Period: 
1850-1910
History: 
came from my Grandmother's estate and was passed down to me 20 yrs ago to use as a nursery rocker - Was told it belonged to my Great great grandfather (but can't verify and not sure which GGF so the time period to cover both of them would be between 1828-1925 - Whole family was primarily in the farming trade (tobacco) in NC with moderate income for the period but were not know to be traders.
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Lovejoy's picture
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based on the images it's unlikely this cahir predates the mid 1920's, it's a factory made piece of a type made primairily between World War One and World War Two. At auction, even if in really good condition they often sell for less than $150.00.

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I picked up this exact chair yesterday in Raleigh. I was looking for more information about age and maker. It's very comfortable, well-made and distinctive. Best,

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