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Rocking Chairs1038 of 1199I think Eastlake Platform Rocker,  from grandma, Rest of set, "Over creek bank"Great Great ??? Grandma's Rocking Chair
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    Posted 9 years ago

    epson233
    (73 items)

    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, 9 years ago
      Most beautiful!! : )
    2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      #4 is super, looking great.
    3. epson233 epson233, 9 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, 9 years ago
      Beautiful chairs! I have some old furniture. I like to mix old and new :)
    5. epson233 epson233, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 years ago
      nice things you have and thank you ill check
    10. epson233 epson233, 9 years ago
      thanks lundy -- you also
    11. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      Great chairs & restoration!!
    12. epson233 epson233, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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

      autumnlf@comcast.net

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