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Identifying Antique Chairs

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Identifying the age and value of antique chairs can be difficult especially if there are no markings identifying the manufacturer. Careful research may yield helpful information. Professional appraisers are an option as well. This is a guide about identifying antique chairs.


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September 8, 2017

Does anyone know anything about these chairs? They are not quite rocking chairs, more like gliders. I cannot seem to find anything similar online. I also found no markings or a manufacturer name on them, which is not helpful, but figured I would ask. Thanks.


September 8, 20170 found this helpful
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I believe this type chair is called a platform glider or a platform rocker and has always been a popular style. Your chairs appear to be quite old but it is difficult to tell with photos.


You may find photos or listings of similar styles but probably not any just like yours so any prices were shown would only be a guess as very minor differences can make a big difference with antique/vintage furniture.

Here are some listings on eBay of similar chairs but without a name or marking they are not really much use when it comes to value but you can see what the public is calling the chairs. (These are only similar as these are Eastlake and Huntzinger makes.)

Here is a link to a Google search that will show you many makers/styles of this chair.  1525&bih=701

If you want to know more about your chairs I would suggest you post a question to one of the free antique appraisal sites as they can give you a lot of free information. Just be sure to upload several photos and especially side views. Here are a couple of links to get you started.


https://www.val  /us/how-it-works

https://dealers  ique-appraisals/

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September 10, 20170 found this helpful

What kind of chairs.

Step 1
You must first identify its style, manufacturer and age of the chairs.

Step 2
Look at the joints - Different types of joinery were used during different time periods.

Step 3
Straight saw marks generally indicate that piece was made before 1800. Circular saw marks indicate the piece was made after 1800.

Step 4
Once you know this information you can find out what there worth.

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