Antique Colonial Rocking Chair (SOLD)



Colonial Rocking Chair

What a lovely antique rocking chair! My mom spotted it at a thrift store and snatched it up for me -- thanks Mom! 

The chair is made of solid wood and is both sturdy and structurally sound. The bottom is stamped "Colonial Chair; Bent. & Bros, Gardner, Mass" with the numbers "183-0268". The company was well known for its high quality craftsmanship as far back as the mid-1800's. Based on the design I will guess the date to be circa 1920's.

The chair is refinished in graphite with light distressing and an aged patina. It was hand waxed and buffed for a beautiful finish.

Dimensions: 38.5" high x 19" wide x 29" deep

Before

Before

Damage to veneer underneath the seat, however, the manufacturer's stamp is still clear:
 "Colonial Chair, Bent & Bros., Gardner, Mass."

Numbers stamped on bottom "183 0268"

Before: The finish was 
rough and deteriorating.

After

After
After.

After. The finish has an aged patina,
 but it is as smooth and shiny as glass.






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