Featured 1st TIME NO QUESTIONS! JUST WANT TO SHOW INCREDIBLE CHILD'S RATTAN ROCKER!

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  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    I don't have any questions for once; I just wanted to show this incredible rattan/wicker child's rocking chair I found at a local thrift store yesterday for $20!
    I looked up others to get an idea of it's value & was surprised they are only selling for around $50! But I also didn't see any as ...ornate(?) as mine. Look at this thing from the back!
    Also unusual - the seat kinda looks like those antique toilets that used to look like a regular chair only you could lift the seat to have a toilet. And when you look down at the wood ring it looks like they took a child's toilet & weaved in rattan to make it a regular chair seat!?
    Aw heck! Just one question? (lol) Any idea of it's age? It has older looking (like when I was a kid - 60s - 70s old, not turn of the century old!) nails in the bottom.
    Thanks - and enjoy it!
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  2. aaroncab

    aaroncab Well burnt ember.

    That's quite a chair.... I like it!
     
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  3. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS!!!

    Except for the fact of the underside, it almost LOOKS brand new!!!!! SOMEONE was VERY CAREFUL with that chair.....poor kids probably NEVER got to sit in it!!!:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::smug::smug::smug:
     
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  4. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Sort of a child's peacock chair. Wonder if such things were used ceremonially in some situations. Maybe not this particular specimen, but can see some newly recognized Dalai or Panchen Lama sitting in one. Suspect AJ will have much to say. Dionysus was thought to have spent some of his early life in India:

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  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Perhaps I'm the exception but... I don't see anything "old" about that chair, not the design, not the proportions, not the construction, not the caning, not... anything.

    Debora
     
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  6. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    If I had to guess I would say newer as well, but honestly I've never seen anything quite like it. Seems like it must be from another country where labor is cheaper since there is a fair amount of work in it. Was thinking maybe 1970's when wicker was so popular, or maybe newer? Sure is an unusual piece. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    the seat is so open, it doesn't look meant to sit on....
     
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  8. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    It would be fine with a cushion. Looks very new to me too, but still think the right kid would love it.
     
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  9. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    :woot:Bronwen! You seem to have a cameo picture for each unusual piece :joyful:
    This one is incredible:)
     
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  10. ola402

    ola402 Well-Known Member

    LOL! Your post made me think of a child's pottery seat with rockers on it. What a splashy mess that could be! I would have bought this chair too because it's so unique and shows intricate workmanship. People who collect life size dolls would love it. A chair for their Chuckie!
     
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  11. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Thank you guys - d I call this wicker or rattan.. or both?
     
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  12. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I find cameos are a resource completely overlooked by art & costume historians, but the range of what has been depicted on them is vast. :happy:
     
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