Can someone provide more info on this Tell City Chair Co. rocker?

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  1. Sean737

    Sean737 New Member

    AFEFD937-E298-4A05-8253-9F7FC6A4BAA5.jpeg E0F4242B-71FF-41CA-8E45-77C0D3E57BD6.jpeg Can someone provide more info on this Tell City Chair company rocker? When do you think it was made? How much would you value this rocker?
     
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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    this isn't a site to get values, and most won't click on a link from someone we haven't met...
    BUT...
    if you can provide a clear photo, members here would be glad to help pointing you in the right direction to identify the piece and get a fair market value..

    ;):):):):):)
     
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  3. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Please post your pictures directly here and not via another site link.
     
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  5. Sean737

    Sean737 New Member

    Hi, I tried posting the pic directly but it keeps saying the file size is too big.
     
  6. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    If it is on a phone, you can email the file to yourself using Medium size, Save the resized picture and then upload to here.
     
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  7. Sean737

    Sean737 New Member

    Lol I finally got the pics posted :)
     
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  8. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

    Well done, next time just check the box for Full Images. I’ve enlarged these.
     
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  9. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    There has been damage to the back that is going to negatively impact comfort and attractiveness. That will also negatively impact value. I'm not sure how much.

    I'll tag two of the furniture guys to see what they say.

    @verybrad @Ghopper1924
     
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  10. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Looks like a child's rocker with Tell City's trademark country porch rocker shape. The stenciling seems to be based on that applied to the company's 3 oversized rockers (2 remain), which were locally famous and produced in 1958.

    Guessing that this rocker was produced post 1958. Looks more like a gimmick or souvenir piece than one that was meant to be used. Probably worth around $100 or so, but much less with damage.

    The company went out of business in the 1990s.
     
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  11. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    What do you make of the places in the construction of the back where the wooden pieces are not lined up properly @Ghopper1924 ?
     
  12. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Makes it look like a factory second. Value would be even less.
     
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  13. Sean737

    Sean737 New Member

    great info , thanks! We paid $100 at a high end consignment shop. Guess we probably overpaid but it’s a beautiful piece.
     
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  14. Sean737

    Sean737 New Member

    Hi, what product do you recommend to add some shine/polish to it?
     
  15. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Try Howard's Feed n' Wax.
     
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  16. Sean737

    Sean737 New Member

    Ok thanks I will buy that. By the way what type of wood is this made of?
     
  17. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Hard to tell, since it's stained black. Perhaps pine if it's from the 60s
     
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