Antique Spoolback Round Seat Rocker  Hand Tooled Leather Panels With Lion Heads

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Antique Spoolback Round Seat Rocker  Hand Tooled Leather Panels With Lion Heads

FOR AUCTION IS THIS BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE SPOOL BACK ROCKING CHAIR. ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE FEATURES OF THIS CHAIR ARE THE HAND TOOLED LEATHER PANELS ON THE CHAIR BACK. THEY FEATURE LIONS HEADS AND SERPENTS AND VARIOUS OTHER SCROLL WORKS. ANOTHER FEATURE IS THE BACK WITH THE TWO MAIN SPOOL POSTS AND THE RATHER DELICATE 3/8" SPINDLES, 13 IN ALL. THE SEAT, AS CAN BE SEEN, IS ROUND AND HAS ALL NEW  UPHOLSTERY AS THE ORIGINAL WAS TOO FAR DETERIORATED TO SALVAGE. THERE ARE DOUBLE BENTWOOD  LEG STRETCHERS ALL AROUND TO MIRROR THE ROUND SEAT.
NONE OF THE ORIGINAL STAIN OR FINISH WAS DISTURBED, IT IS ALL ORIGINAL. THE CHAIR WAS THOROUGHLY CLEANED, THEN OILED AND THEN FINISHED OFF WITH A BUFFING CREME.
THE CHAIR IS NOT PERFECT BUT NO CHAIR WOULD BE GIVEN IT'S AGE UNLESS IT WERE A MUSEUM PIECE. THE VERY FRONT OF THE LEFT ROCKER HAD A PIECE BROKEN AND WAS REPAIRED WITH A WOOD FILLER, BUT THE REPAIR COULD BE BETTER, IT CAN BE SEEN BEST IN PICTURE # 7. THERE ARE ALSO A FEW OTHER AREAS THAT HAVE HAD SOME WOOD FILLER, NONE TOO GLARING. ANOTHER THING, THE LION ON THE UPPER PANEL ON THE RIGHT HAS HAD HIS NOSE PUSHED IN. IT TOO HAS BEEN REPAIRED. IT CAN BE SEEN BEST IN PICTURE # 2. THE CHAIR IS ROCK SOLID AND IS IN NO WAY WOBBLY AS ALL OF THE GLUE JOINTS WERE REGLUED AND CLAMPED.
GIVEN THE WAY THIS ROCKER WAS BUILT I BELIEVE IS WAS BUILT BETWEEN 1860 AND 1890. AND ALSO WITH MY KNOWLEDGE AND A LOT OF RESEARCH I BELIEVE IT WAS BUILT BY AN INDIVIDUAL RATHER THAN IN A FACTORY AS NONE OF THE MEASUREMENTS ARE THE SAME, I.E., ARM LENGTH. THE NAKED EYE CAN'T SEE THESE DIFFERENCES AND THEY IN NO WAY AFFECT THE ROCKING ABILITY OR DESIRABILITY. THERE ARE NO IDENTIFYING MARKS ANYWHERE ON THE CHAIR.
BACK IN THAT ERA PEOPLE WERE SMALLER THAN NOW. I'M NOT A LARGE PERSON AND THE CHAIR IS SNUG FOR ME SO I BELIEVE IT WAS MADE FOR A WOMAN. THE CHAIR IS 45" TO THE TOP OF THE MAIN POSTS, SEAT WIDTH, 19" SEAT HEIGTH 17" SPACE BETWEEN ARMS, 16" AND THE ROCKERS ARE 31" LONG. 
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL PIECE AND IS DURABLE AND STRONG ENOUGH TO BE USED WITHOUT FEAR THAT IT WOULD FALL APART. AFTER ALL, THAT'S WHAT IT WAS BUILT FOR.
I NEVER CHARGE FOR PACKING BUT IN THE CASE OF THIS CHAIR I HAVE TO. I WILL EITHER BUILD A CUSTOM BOX OR IF I CAN FIND ONE, PURCHASE IT AND SHIP IT IN THAT. IT WILL HAVE TO BE PACKED SECURELY TO INSURE IT'S SAFE ARRIVAL. FOR THAT I WOULD HAVE TO CHARGE AN ADDITIONAL $50 ON TOP OF THE PURCHASE PRICE.
USPS, FED-X AND UPS ALL HAVE SIZE AND WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS. I DOUBT ANY OF THEM WOULD SHIP THIS CHAIR. FORTUNATELY GREYHOUND WILL SHIP IT AND THEY ARE ALWAYS CHEAPER AND IN MOST CASES FASTER THAN THE OTHER THREE.
IF YOU WANT TO BID ON THIS CHAIR YOU CAN CONTACT ME FOR A SHIPPING QUOTE AS SHIPPING WILL BE DIFFERENT FOR DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE COUNTRY.
    

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