Bentwood rocking chair

Mar 25, 2021. 20:10 UTC
Bentwood rocking chair
United States of America

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This little chair is 33.5 high at the back, has a 16" diameter seat, and the seat is 16" high. I have owned it for about 70 years, but I don't know the full age. It is a dark wood, but I don't know which kind. It is in very good condition; the lower rung was damaged early on, but the chair is sound.


I can only guess that it came from a used furniture shop. My mother bought it for me when I was a child. It has been in my possession about 70 years.

Answered within about 14 hours
Mar 26, 10:03 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$100 - $150 USD

Insurance Value

$250 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Jeannie,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An antique Thonet-style bentwood beech or ash rocking side chair
Possibly Austrian, early 20th Century
The rounded bent back continuing to a circular seat raised on curved cylindrical legs joined by a circular box stretcher, on rockers.
33 1/2 inches high overall; seat 16 inches
CONDITION: wear commensurate to age; stress break to stretcher
PROVENANCE: inherited
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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