I picked this chair up at an estate sale for $20. It is super comfy. Casters on front, never on back. It came from back east to west in a Model T car. I would like to know manufacturer, year, and value?
I am considering recovering the chair to match our decor. We believe this is not the original fabric. However, if it is, they did some hot gluing of trim that was probably as close of a match as they could find. The fabric on bottom is definitely not original. It looks to be Eastlake, but I haven't found any of the carvings to be the same of anything I could find.
You have Victorian Eastlake Armchair Platform Rocker, date to the first half of the 19th century. Eastlake furniture is not rare. Eastlake chairs are worth not much. The prize is about $ 130-290: www.ebth.com/
I like the chair - too bad the chair cannot divulge its history.
Probably made somewhere between 1870-1899 as it seems this was the period this style was so popular.
These usually had a matching footstool and they are still a comfortable style of chair.
A little history:
Late-19th-century furniture that is said to be in the "Eastlake style" derives this appellation from Charles Locke Eastlake (1846-1906), who was an architect plus a commenter on popular tastes."
I believe yours has been redone at some time but a really nice buy at $20.
These platform rockers are still popular but many people prefer the newer 'plain' styles rather than the ornate styles. You can find them with upholstered arms or without; with high backs occasionally but will rarely find the the same exact chair.
As to the brand/company this would be difficult unless it is has brand name/marks somewhere. This style chair was made by almost all furniture companies and sold to furniture stores all over the country.
If you look at listing posted for sale you will rarely find a brand name; just Eastlake ........
Value? The pictures show quite a lot of flaws that would lower the value but does not matter to someone that just wants a comfortable rocker.
Here is a lovely example of this style' this chair is listed for sale on several sites: Asking $625 for chair & footstool.
You can Google this item and see hundreds of examples but not much more information.
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I got this chair in a garage sale. It has a tag, photo attached. I am wondering if it's worth anything. It's in excellent condition.
Heywood is a very old company and a good name for furniture. Some of their pieces can be very valuable. Unfortunately the armless rockers just are not a hot property at the moment and many are sitting unsold in all venues with price tags of $50 to $75.
I have seen them sold in the $10-25 range, but they were pristine.
If you love it, hold on to it for a few years and armless rockers (like everything other fashion trend) will probably come back and it will be valuable again.
Thanks for sharing!!
How old is this rocking chair? Anyone recognizes the maker on the Paper tag label?
Originally called the Webster Chair Company, this Wisconsin furniture manufacturer started in 1891 but was closed due to the Great Depression. These antique chairs can have value to collectors.