Posted 4 years ago
Forewarning, I'm new to this...
Saw a yard sale wrapping up and this being put out by the street with a FREE sign on it. I'm a sucker for getting anything and everything someone is willing to give away, but to my untrained eyes this seemed like it could be something special.
Spindle legs and back, low seat and armless- as far as I can figure out it fits the description of a Sewing/Nursing chair. It's actually in very good shape in terms of it' s foundation. The finish (black that doesn't appear touched up anytime recently) isn't in the best shape.
This is the closest comparison I've been able to find: https://www.etsy.com/listing/104489313/armless-sewing-rocking-chair-antique?show_panel=true
Main difference being that mine does have a design on both top and bottom of back. Had a hard time capturing them in photographs but they are fairly simple.
I'm trying to decide whether or not to take this on as a full blown refinishing project or if I should leave the finish untamperd with. I do live in a suburb of Boston and it is not uncommon for people around here to have antique furniture fall into their lap and write it off as junk.
As I mentioned before, this is a very new hobby for me. Would love to hear what anyone thinks of it!