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    Posted 11 years ago

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    Purchased this at an antique shop in Costa Mesa, CA. I am not sure what they used to call them...I thought I heard poor man's something at one time. My grandfather had a chair like this. I had it reupholstered and the wood stained a dark brown...the original was a lighter wood.
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    1. tyweego3, 11 years ago
      The Name Is (Poor Man's Rocking Chair)
    2. Joe, 10 years ago
      Nice to know that there is a name for this type of rocker! I have a very similar chair which i "inherited" from my Grandmother. I am considering getting it re-upholstered. How much did yours cost to re-upholster?
    3. PostRetro PostRetro, 10 years ago
      I have a very similar one in good shape with older fabric, your updated fabric looks great, really makes it come alive!
    4., 10 years ago
      This rocker was called a platform rocker. You called it a poorman's rocker back then if you had anything other then a wooden rocker you where in the upper middle class of people. Most of them didn't have all the wood this one has. The wood stopped at the edge of the cushion. This one is a later model then the one we had. NICE ROCKER
    5. Lisa, 10 years ago
      I had a guy in California who reupholstered this in 2005 and it cost me around $300 or $350 (can't remember which).

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