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Vintage furniture may have notable value. Finding out this information is useful for restoration plans or future sale. Finding the value of a Murphy rocking chair.
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How much is a Murphy 360 chair worth?
Murphy chair company has been around since 1872 but is not to be confused with the Murphy Furniture Company that manufactured mostly tables.
Here is a current link to Murphy Chair Co. history and links to ask questions.
I found a Murphy straight back chair without arms that I will be refinishing. I will not be selling it, but am curious about its age. The code on the bottom is 294. It was manufactured, according to the template, in Owensboro, KY.
I have not found anything pertaining to #294 but I do have some general information on Murphy chairs.
You can click on some of the photos that look like your chair and there MAY be some information pertaining to that chair - this will be a "trial and error" search.
example/photos of Murphy chairs:
General information about company:
I have used these sites before but it takes time to figure out how to ask questions and upload photos but their answers seem to be correct.
Web sites that offer free appraisals:
Example of appraisal
What is the value of an antique Murphy's swivel office chair in fair condition? The serial number is 287.
By John F.
When checking prices on ebay, always check the sold items. Even then, there could be a large difference in sold prices as it depends on how many people want to bid on the item. Remember, anyone can put any price on an item but it is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it!
I have a nice pink upholstered arm chair, that is like new, from an estate. There is a minor scratch on a rear lower portion of one back leg only. How can I find the approximate value?
I have never used this website, but you could go to www.instappraisal.com/ and get a free appraisal.
I'm not sure the original Murphy Company made this style chair but curiously there are some chairs (and other items) showing up for sale that are new items but I believe it is another company that is using the name.
i am sorry but I meant to give you a link to one of the "new" items that are being sold as Murphy Company items. Not sure if this is similar to yours but take a look.
Thanks Judy...appreciate it! Chair is definately a +or - 1940's vintage. Wish I'd added a photo
I wonder the value of 5 chairs I got from my mother years ago. On the bottom of the chair on the side it says Murphy Owensboro KY 370. As far as I can tell they were never refurbished, all original. They do not have claw feet and the top of the back rest is straight across.
Thank you for any information I get collect on them!
I would send a picture to the company. They can help you. murphychaircompany.com/
I don't see any photos so it is hard to determine what you have based just on the description.
If your chairs match any of these sold chairs, that would be today's current market value:
If they match unsold versions, you can gauge that the asking prices were too high and you can watch to see if they were relisted and what they eventually sold for or if they sold.
Some of these chairs have held their value, some not. Condition is key to the higher values.
Post back if you sell and what the buyer paid so others have an idea of the current market value in your area. Thanks!
it all depends on the market and demand of course but chairs such as this can fetch at least $250 in the proper antiques context, perfect condition, etc.
The chairs may be worth $25 each.
Usually Murphy furniture is described as "mid-century" because no one is sure about when any particular pieces was made.
What is the value of a Murphy #263 swiveling desk chair?
According to this website, the value is $75.
By Jim K. from Appleton, WI
Do I have a Murphy chair? It is a mid-century modern traditional lounge arm chair. My chair has open arms with only one upper arm brace. The lower leg brace has curved or bowed outside leg brace and straight lower back brace. It also has a metal Murphy Chair Co. tag. Could this be an authentic Murphy chair and if so, approximate value?
I do not have photo capability with my computer.