Rocking chair, hardwood w/brass details

Aug 20, 2018. 02:44 UTC
Rocking chair, hardwood w/brass details
michael
United States of America

Category
Chairs

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Maybe
Description

This is a hardwood rocking chair, of indeterminate age. It has brass details in the form of three bearded faces and of circles in varying sizes. The seat cushion is cotton (not velvet or velour) and may not be original. There are no tags, labels or plates on it indicating its origin. The underside of the upholstery is tattered and somewhat loose.

Provenance

Previous owner was a collector in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Answered within 2 days
Aug 22, 13:53 UTC
By Georg

Fair Market Value

$250 - $500 USD

Insurance Value

$750 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Michael,

Thank you for your request. You had a look under the furniture if there isn't any label or stamp? Would be a great help. Thank you.

With best regards,
Georg

Michael beattie Aug 24, 01:25 UTC

Hi Georg,

I checked again underneath and on all surfaces, there are no labels or stamps that I can see. There are coiled metal springs inside the cushion, is the only extra information that I can add.

Thank you,
Michael

Georg Aug 24, 14:13 UTC

Dear Michael,

Thank you for the additional information. I have to ask you for some patience. This chair has a very good design and with some research, I could perhaps find the designer, but this will take a little bit of time.

With best regards,
Georg

Michael beattie Aug 24, 14:57 UTC

Thank you, Georg. There is no rush, and I will appreciate any information you can find.

Cheers,
Michael

Michael beattie Aug 30, 14:05 UTC

Hi Georg,

How is the search for more information going?

Cheers,
Michael

Georg Aug 30, 16:33 UTC

Dear Michael,

its a bit tricky but I am on it. Thank you for your patience!

With best regards,
Georg

Georg Sep 08, 13:06 UTC

Dear Michael,

Thank you for your patience. Sadly I didnt found out the exact designer. This marvelous rocking chair was made around 1900 or 1910 in America probably in the East Coast area. It is made out of white oak wood and has unusual brass applications. This applications show circles and the face with grapes of a Satyr or the god Dionysus itself. Satyrs are wild hearted nature creatures from the entourage of the greek god of wine Dionysus. My first idea was it to attribute to the great designers of New York like Studio Tiffany or similar, but I found sadly no comparable piece so this riddle remains unsolved.
An estimation would be between 250 to 500 USD.
This estimation is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.

With best regards,
Georg

Michael beattie Sep 08, 15:07 UTC

Thank you, Georg, I appreciate your help.

Georg Sep 10, 15:14 UTC

Dear Michael,

you are very welcome!

With best regards,
Georg

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