I got this chair from a client who said it’s been in his attic for as long as he can remember. A couple of weeks ago I posted a question about what wood species it might be. The majority thought it might be mahogany.
So, now I wonder about the chair’s origin and worth.
It has some indications of being handmade. There is no makers mark, no numbers or old tags. I believe it was heavily upholstered in a style we used to call overstuffed.
I’m pretty sure the seat was originally equipped with springs.
I’ll have to partially disassemble the chair to deal with loose joinery. But nothing is broken.
The client wants it refinished and to have the upholstery restored.
I think it will be a spectacular item if we get all that done, but first I want to identify it and authenticate it.
I’d be grateful if any of you are familiar with the kind of chair. A rocker with the animal paws on the front legs is a new thing to me.
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