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