The rocking chair has turned elements and a beautiful patina to the wood. It also has a crack in the center of the seat. It measures 19 inches tall by 14 wide and 14 deep and a 11 inch drop from the seat to the floor.. It is not marked. The other chair is extraordinally heavy. I am not certain of the wood. It has the remnant of a hallmark under the seat. It measures 22 inches tall, by 12 inches deep and 14 inches wide with a 12 inch drop to the flooe from the seat. It appears to be oak.
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These days, child's chairs are largely decorative; most children don't use them, and little difference in price across styles or periods, generally at auction, these typically bring between $40-70 each
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
Two American child's chairs
late 19th/early 20th Century
One of Windsor form in maple and ash with rounded shaped crest raised on turned spindles, turned legs and box stretchers, on rockers (19 inches tall, 14 inches wide, 14 inches deep)
The other of Mission style in oak with tablet back, straight stiles, no splat, straight square-section legs joined by a box stretcher (22 inches tall, 14 inches wide, 12 inches deep), fragmentary mark under the seat
CONDITION: rocking chair with split to seat (possibly just a separation. Both with an attractive patina.
PROVENANCE: acquired at an antique store
$50-75 for each, $100-150 for the two if sold together*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.
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