Hello my name is***** am a certified appraiser. I would be happy to help you. From the design and simple carving this rocker is very early 1800s in age. The wood is just beautiful and this has been well taken care of. It appears to be in excellent condition. The value would be 750-900.00 and insurance replacement value would be 1200-1500.00. It would be hard to find such a piece in age, condition and quality if this rocker was destroyed. Thank you for sharing.
Hi, thank you for the side view. Please allow me to research deeper and find your desired information. I will post back here my complete evaluation in a day or two at most.
Hello I am awaiting a reply from the History Museum in New York. I am sorry not to have let you know. I am wanting to know the maker if possible. Here is what I have found so far- This is a rocker done in the early 1800s--- possibly the 1700s, from the East coast believed to have been made by German immigrants. The wood is beautiful and the craftsman was a master. The chair is balanced, and the wood was hand chosen and took months to carve and produce one as everything was done by hand and eye. Beautiful piece I am checking to see if there were any masters that worked making these types of rockers. Thank you I will post my completion as soon as i am done.