Child rocking chair

Apr 02, 2021. 20:23 UTC
Child Rocking Chair
Tomi
United States of America

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Yes
Description

18 1/2 in tall at the backrest, 9 1/2 in seat height, widest point on armrest is 15 and 3/4 inches. I thought this was something that someone handmade for their child. it's got several repairs to it. old paint or stain that is mostly gone. its put together with nails on the rocking pieces. it's made of wood and I'm guessing Walnut or pine. it's got some cracks and damages I'll try to send you as many pictures as the site will allow. This just looks so old to me I'm hoping that it's valuable and belongs in a museum. other than the nails that attach to the bottom rocking pieces to the legs, I can only find one other nail which appears to have been done as a repair on the backrest next to a crack

Provenance

Unknown

Answered within 43 minutes
Apr 02, 21:06 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$50 - $75 USD

Insurance Value

$125 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Tomi,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
This IS an old chair but unfortunately, the market for this kind of thing is pretty soft at the moment.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A faux grain-painted maple continuous arm child's rocking armchair
American, possibly New England, mid 19th Century
The shaped crest with grain painting continuing to shaped arms, raised on six ring-turned spindles, the shaped seat with traces of grain painting, all raised on four short legs joined by front and rear stretchers, on rockers.
18 1/2 inches overall height. 15 3/4 inches inches across arms
CONDITION: wear commensurate with age and use. Extensive loss of paint throughout
$50-75*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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