ANTIQUE EMPIRE ROCKING CHAIR W/LION HEADS (RARE)

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 05, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

ANTIQUE EMPIRE ROCKING CHAIR W/PAIR OF LIONS HEADS

THIS IS THE MOST GORGEOUS ROCKING CHAIR YOU HAVE EVER SEEN. THE PICTURES DO NOT GIVE THIS MAGNIFICENT ROCKER JUSTICE.

IS A EMPIRE ROCKING CHAIR WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LION HEADS CARVED ON THE ARMS THAT YOU WILL EVER SEE AGAIN. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO EXPRESS HOW UNIQUE THIS ROCKING CHAIR IS. I HAVE BEEN AROUND AUCTIONS AND BUYING AND RESALE A LONG TIME AND I HAVE NOT COME ACROSS ANOTHER CHAIR THAT STANDS OUT LIKE THIS ONE DOES.

THIS WAS GIVEN TO ME BY A FAMILY MEMBER. WHICH IT WILL BE HARD TO PART WITH, SO IF YOU ARE THE LUCKY BIDDER I WISH FOR IT TO HAVE A GOOD HOME. THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE THE WOOD IS WALNUT OR IT COULD BE CHERRY. SPRINGS AND ROCKING MECHANISM APPEAR TO BE COMPLETE AND IN GOOD CONDITION. A FEW LIGHT SPOTS ON UPHOLSTERY, NOTHING MAJOR. THE UPHOLSTERY IS GREEN OR LIME GREEN IN COLOR. FANCY CARVED ON THE TOP OF THE ARMS WITH LARGE LION HEADS. AND FANCY DESIGN ON THE MIDDLE AT THE TOP BETWEEN THE LION HEADS. T IS A SMALL SCRATCH ON EACH ARM GOING DOWN TOWARDS THE LEG AREA. NOTHING THAT SOME DARK POLISH COULD'NT COVER UP. I HAVE NOT TRYED TO PUT ANY CLEANER ON THE ROCKER AT ALL. OVERALL THIS IS A VERY NICE VICTORIAN ROCKING CHAIR, ONE OF A KIND . I WAS NOT SURE OF THE AGE RANGE, I'M THINKING LATE 1800'S EARLY 1900'S POSSIBLEY. THIS WOULD ALSO BE GREAT FOR SOMEONE THAT IS IN GOTHIC. YOU WOU
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