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Rocking Chairs1053 of 1214I think Eastlake Platform Rocker,  from grandma, Rest of set, "Over creek bank"Great Great ??? Grandma's Rocking Chair
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    Posted 11 years ago

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    This is a current project of teds and mine -- these are what are known as the his and hers rockers of the mid 1800s -- all of the pics are of the male rockers -- i love to restore

    pic 1 -- the his chair -- not comfortable too low for our bodies today
    pic 2 -- completed rocker -- had to chase the mice out of that one
    pic 3 -- inside stuffings -- have more pics if you are interested in restoration
    pic 4 -- my last baby -- she is a work in progress -- black leather with a needlepoint insert that took me over a year to complete

    they are not so comfortable as the human race was smaller in statue during that era-- if you are long legged -- you get the best rock if you extend the legs and push with the toes -- total little butt draggers -- i love them simply for the woodworking --

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    1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 11 years ago
      Most beautiful!! : )
    2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 11 years ago
      #4 is super, looking great.
    3. epson233 epson233, 11 years ago
      thanks to all for the loves and comments on the chair -- hope to post the completed black leather chair soon
    4. Maggadora Maggadora, 11 years ago
      Beautiful chairs! I have some old furniture. I like to mix old and new :)
    5. epson233 epson233, 11 years ago
      thanks maggadora -- just left you some information on your postings on thimbles and particularly on the one called "strange antique vase of unknown origin"
    6. toracat toracat, 11 years ago
      Hi epson! my grandmother had a whole set of these! couch, 4 arm chairs, (one with arms) and bigger living room chair! My dad and I threw all over the creek bank on the farm! except my mom kept the platform rocker!! I will post it today!!
    7. epson233 epson233, 11 years ago
      ahhh -- your kidding over the bank -- naughty naughty -- will look forward to seeing your chair -- have a great evening don
    8. toracat toracat, 11 years ago
      Hello epson, Take a look at rocker I posted, you can see me at maybe 3-4 yrs. old on chair that went over creek bank!
    9. lundy lundy, 11 years ago
      nice things you have and thank you ill check
    10. epson233 epson233, 11 years ago
      thanks lundy -- you also
    11. walksoftly walksoftly, 11 years ago
      Great chairs & restoration!!
    12. epson233 epson233, 11 years ago
      thank you walksoftly -- loved your postings yesterday -- and also thanks to all who have posted the loves along with the comments
    13. backstagecrafter, 11 years ago
      I just picked up a similar chair for $10, and I'm trying to do my homework before I attempt the restoration. If you're willing to share, I'm eager to listen!
    14. epson233 epson233, 11 years ago
      hi backstagecrafter

      we had a fire may 18th which you can see in my other postings -- here is my email you can send specific questions and perhaps i can answer your concerns

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