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Posted 7 years ago


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Not sure where this came from. We have had it on the farm for many years. Any ideas of what it might be worth. Thank you.


  1. James James, 7 years ago
    They clean up nice and make a good TV chair. This chair falls between the wars WW I & WW II maybe even up to 1950. The WW I chairs had caned seats in them. Sometime after WW I maybe around 35-39 it got hard to get cane because the war was starting up the seats became sold wood. I have a Civil War chair with wooden wheels and a pressed caned WW I wheelchair. If this was cleaned up and had a nice finish on it and a new seat (it looks like you would need Oak veneered plywood to do it right). You might get $2oo as it sits maybe $25 - $30 that's my area prices.
  2. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 7 years ago
    A combination of paint thinner and linseed oil cleans up old wood real good with giving it a refinished, restored look.
  3. James James, 7 years ago
    I don't know how well that would work on this it doesn't seem to have much of a finish left. I like restores-a-finish. In the color of the wood if most of the finish is left. I have used Mineral spirits and linseed oil I just don't like the smell.
  4. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 7 years ago
    It works fine, you dont need a finish. I have used it a few times.
  5. ricecollectables, 7 years ago
    Thank you for your help!
  6. cis2you cis2you, 7 years ago
    this could be an old COLSON wheelchair out of Elyria, Ohio. They sold out a number of years ago to Invacare, still located in Elyria. Its worth a check.
    Colson was one of only three companies to make wooden wheelchairs as I understand. Hope this helps

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