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Great Grandmothers child's rocking chair. S Bent and Brothers

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    Posted 8 years ago

    Droopdirtn…
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    My mother says it was her grandmothers chair. This would make it prior to 1900 if it was hers as a littl girl but we don't know if she had bought it for her daughter or was actually hers.
    It was given to my mother from her grandmother but each generation has used it.
    Clearly marked as S Bent and Bros. Seems like the logo was branded in.
    All wooden peg fasteners other than the two what appear to be brass screws into the arms from the back.
    It's small child sized and been passed on to our new son.
    I have zero interest in its value only its possible age if anyone has any thoughts.
    I'm a furniture and cabinet finisher but I'm only touching up, tightening and cleaning it.
    Seems like the wood might be Ash or Maple lightly stained and varnished heavily (with runs)
    Thank you for looking.

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    1. DiJonwa, 6 years ago
      I have one exactly like it. It was given to me by my parents in 1956. I was three years old at the time and I believe it was new. I am now 65. The stamp is as you say. In magic marker it states "1837".
    2. averroes1138 averroes1138, 3 years ago
      The provenance of your mother's grandmother is one piece of information. Hoever, the screws appear to be Philips head, so that puts it probably after 1933 when that form was widely adopted. Prior to that you'll find mostly slotted screws. By the time S. Bent started using that "1867" stamp you can be sure it was a long way past 1867. Maybe more like 1967.
    3. averroes1138 averroes1138, 3 years ago
      The only other thing is that the finish and wear seem consistent with relatively more modern, mid-20th C. construction, since there isn't much apparent oxidation or scuffing. Not that it couldn't have been very well cared for, but even museum quality pieces from a long time ago have a fair amount of damage, shrinkage and patina.
    4. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Agree with observations of averroes-- this style was very popular in the late 20th century.

      Based on what I see, I would think last quarter of the 20th century.

      scott

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