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Posted 2 years ago

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Here's a platform rocker my husband inherited from his parents. His sister thinks they probably got it from a Sears catalogue. It's similar to some of the others on this site. Does anyone know what year it might be from or what brand it might be? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. catfishtrumpet, 2 years ago
    I had acquired an absolutely identical chair about a year ago; its even worn in the same places on the upholstery. I was told by an auction house that it was made during the 1880's by The National Chair Manufacturing Comany in NY. He called it a platform carpet rocker (b/c it would save your carpets fromthe wear caused by traditional rockers. Its in the victorian style and I've seen a child size one of those that was described as victorian and inthe Hunzinger style. If still original springs then that is a good thing too. It should have single coil, not double coil springs.
  2. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    doesn't look like anything i've ever seen at sears or i would still be shopping there for furniture -- i think it is much much older -- perhaps even before "sears" -- nice chair -- a definite keeper and treasure -- family had great taste -- can you find any patent numbers on the springs -- this may require some acrobatic ability -- so make sure your blood pressure is in check -- if you find numbers you can visit the us patent office and date the rocker -- happy upside down hunting
  3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    It is late Victorian from about the 1880s- 1900.

    scott
  4. heidi7777, 6 months ago
    Ever find out what this was worth? I have what seems to be a dining room chair that may have come from the same "collection". Same fabric, same wood, same stud trim. Would be curious to know more about this.

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