Tell City #684 1/2 Rocking Chair with Andover finish #48

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4 years ago #1
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What value does this wonderful - rock solid rocker have today?
Can anyone also quote date of manufacture?

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4 years ago #2
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Timbo
Chair was most likely made in the late 60's into the 70's when early american furniture was all the rage
Value of rocking chairs of this type at auction is very low $20 to $30 dollars maybe. Asking prices for this type chair on line can run into several hundred dollars although its a very hard sell. It is very well made furniture rock maple in line with Ethan Allen furniture of the same era. Check out this site earthjunk.com it will give you an idea of what asking prices are

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4 years ago #3
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Yes I would agree with ntpd4. The little caps covering the screw holes are a dead giveaway. It is odd that below the seat, all seems to be joined without screws so there must have been a weakness in the design above that could not be corrected other than using screws.

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4 years ago #4
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Thank you both for the info.
I do appreciate it.

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4 years ago #5
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You are very welcome. Remember we are not the gospel - working from photos is a challenge. A good appraiser with eyeballs on the prize is well worth a look.

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3 years ago #6
rdk53
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Timbo, I am from Tell City and I know about a thousand people that would give you $30. They never used screws, only glue to join the structural pieces of their furniture. i hope you did not give it away as it retails for around $300.

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3 years ago #7
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This Tell City Rocker is in my living room, looking over the lake across the road.

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2 years ago #8
Yvonne
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I dot know what it is worth. But my Mom got hers when I was born in 1961. And it looks just like it.

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2 years ago #9
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Hi Yvonne, This chair design is all over the place. The splat back Circa 1900's. Screw cap covers Circa 1920's Arm Design empire style.

Orange Shellac Finish.Circa 1950's.

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2 years ago #10
Becky
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Anything Tell City is worth quite a bit. I just bought one like this and will put $350 on it.

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2 years ago #11
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Rocking chairs of this type typically sell at auction for well under $50 and while the asking price on these chairs is very high they usually do not sell

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2 years ago #12
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The High prices are the internet at work.

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2 years ago #13
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Or not working Tell city made nice furniture but the cattail style seems to be the only thing that really sells from them. Big clunky rocking chairs are really not that desirable anymore

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1 year ago #14
bookworm
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I have a Tell City child's rocker. Solid wood, no screws in perfect condition. Willing to sell. <email>

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1 year ago #15
claudia
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My daughter aND I have mat hi g rocking chairs identical go these. The were bought in 1970 for $275 da which was a lot of money back the. They are in excellent shape. No screw, only wood pegs was the sign of good hand made furiture instead of glue years ago and held up great.

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1 year ago #16
Heather Queen
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How can I find info on my Tell City pieces?

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