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I have a small rocker #5305 from Murphy Chair Co. in Detroit Michigan. I am looking for the value.
I saw two on eBay. One was $150 and the other was $200. Keep in mind that these are the asking prices.
I see one on Etsy for $150
Value of Murphy rocking chair.
Instappraisal is a website which has a page giving general information on the company, as well as having a forum for the exchange of information between collectors.
The Antique Shop website has a forum for the exchange of information between collectors, and discussions on Murphy chairs.
Genuine Murphy pieces carry a black label on the base of each chair. The logo reads Murphy in white on a black background.
I saw a wicker child's rocker on E-Bay for 290.00.
I have a Murphy rocking chair #5305 Very good condition. It has no arms and has a cane seat. I always thought it as a ladies sewing rocker. Is it possible to get a price?
I do believe my rocker #5305 is a Ladies sewing Rocker. The label under the seat is from Detroit Mich. It is in great condition and wondering what the asking price is . Thank you Norma Socia
I'm just wondering if I could just find out the value of my rocking chair. It is a Murphy 677 from the 1800s.
This one, made in the 1920s, is asking $200. Yours is probably worth a bit more.
I am always of the mind that the value is what someone will pay for an item. It isn't necessarily what is listed on a book or what a non exact (but similar item sells for). It is the value of what someone will give you for your EXACT item, in your EXACT condition.
You can set up a watch on the link Judy gave and see if it sells and for how much (even though it is a different year). The challenges are:
1. if it goes for best offer...which can be anything from one cent to one cent under asking price. Still..it is helpful to watch to see what people actually pay (under the SOLD tab in eBay).
2. as it is not the exact model, you still won't have an apples to apples value for yours. Exact is also based on condition too, so you would need to be honest about the condition yours is in.
I always stress to people apples to apples is critical to valuing items...because there are some like items from different years, where one is valueless and one valuable because of rarity, demand, etc.
You keep checking back to eBay SOLD auctions (and ETSY) and google in general and get an idea of the rarity and value of your exact item in the exact condition.
There is an interesting discussion and history of the maker on these chairs at this link but it does not address value, per se (and sadly the link in the link is broken). They offer appraisals...if you are looking to sell or insure, you may also want to have an appraisal as some folks find it helpful. I have never used this company, so if you have someone local you trust, that is always the best option!
Hope this gives you some food for thought to setting a value for your lovely!
It is very difficult to date Murphy furniture so I am wondering how you are placing this chair in the 1800? The numbers are low but that does not necessarily mean it was one of the first made.
Do you have some family knowledge about your chair?
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I have a Murphy #687 rocking chair. What is it worth?
I'm not sure if this is your chair. The number wasn't posted. It was professionally restored and sold for $475.
I have a Murphy 702
I purchased a Murphy rocking chair from a garage sale for $20.00. It is stamped Murphy 1941 Owensboro Kentucky 1941 under the arm. What is this valued at, did I get a good find?
I can't find the exact value of your rocking chair.
I did see some old listing on eBay and one chair sold for $150 and the other one sold for $200.
You did a good job in purchasing this chair for only $20.
If you are looking for the exact value of your chair. Here on Thrifty Fun there is a guide for you.
In the guide I saw a listing for different antique stores and searching for prices on your furniture.
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I have a smaller wooden rocker. I think it is for children. It has a label that say Murphy Chair Company on the left, and Detroit No. 307 Mich. on the right. It has a crest in the middle, black with white print. It is not upholstered. It is all wood. I am looking to find out when it was made, and how much it could be worth.
By Mar-Lene Allen from Auburn, IN
Small child rocker with stamp in black white writing looks like number 305 what is this worth and when was it made ?
I have a Murphy Chair Co., Detroit rocking chair #612. It is in very good condition. What is it worth?
By Bob S.
I have a rocking chair with a mark on bottom of chair that has a crest with Murphy Chair Company on left side and Detroit 5688 Michigan on the right. How old is it and what's it worth?