Identifying a Corner Chair

I am trying to find information about this chair. I know a little about furniture and how it's made because I work in office furniture. The craftmanship appears to be rather old, but I can't find any kind of marks or names on it. I was thinking about refinishing it, but I've heard you don't want to do that if it's antique.
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February 21, 20200 found this helpful

Most corner chairs were developed in the early 18th century and your chair is typical of an antique piece that can easily sit nestled in a corner of your home to save space. Normally the leg in front is more decorated than the other three legs. Each one of the slat backs sit at right angles. I do belive this is an antique and it could be from this era. I would not refinish the chair before checking with an antique dealer first. Considering there are no marks or names on the chair it makes it harder to know when it was actually made and who made this chair.

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February 22, 20200 found this helpful

This is a beautiful piece, the last thing you would want to do is to hurt the value! I would check with a professional about the finish and the value of the piece and do accordingly.

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February 23, 20200 found this helpful

I would not refinsh this if you are concerned about devaluing. This looks to be a Chinese carved rosewood corner chair. They sell in many markets in the 200-500 range. There are many identical ones out there on the internet.

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Most are from the 1940s-1960s, so vintage, not antique, but still highly sought after in some markets. An antique/vintage store in your town can give you an idea on the values for your location. Post back what they tell you! Thanks for sharing!!

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