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Posted 4 years ago

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I have inherited these chairs from my mother's family in a small town in Ohio about an hour from Columbus. I had them reupholstered at one point. The striped chair is larger and called the "man" chair and the smaller chair is the "woman" chair - it also has a small stool not shown. I am very curious of the origin of these chairs and if they were common during the late 1800's - early 1900's? I am not sure of the worth of either of them and am curious if anyone has any insight?

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  1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Hi, love the chairs! I am very ignorant about furniture, but I would say that these are American Eastlake Victorian style. The second one looks like a platform rocker. I cannot see the first one. I am not an appraiser, so I cannot offer an intelligent opinion as to commercial values. The first two links below present a number of Eastlake rockers. You can pursue commercial values by examining these auctions/items. The second set of links provide information to help you identify style, and situate your chairs historically.

    http://www.google.com/search?num=10&hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=784&bih=493&q=images+of+Eastlake+Victorian+platform+rocker&oq=images+of+Eastlake+Victorian+platform+rocker&gs_l=img.3...1747.21504.0.22685.54.49.5.0.0.0.112.4555.34j15.49.0.pchsnhe..0.0...1.1.R8Uiiwcf4P8

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nkw=Antique+Vintage+Eastlake+Platform+Rocker+Rocking+Chair+

    Follow links explaining the style and/or its history. First link is the best.

    http://www.victorianhomesmag.com/decor-ideas/eastlake-style-furniture/

    http://antiques.about.com/od/furniture/ss/aa062706.htm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastlake_Movement

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