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    Early 19th-Century Rocking Windsor Armchair

    Appraised Value:

    $3,500 (2013)

    Appraised on: July 14, 2012

    Appraised in: Rapid City, South Dakota

    Appraised by: John Nye

    Category: Furniture

    Episode Info: Rapid City (#1714)

    Originally Aired: April 29, 2013

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    Form: Arm Chair, Rocker
    Material: Wood
    Period / Style: 19th Century
    Value Range: $3,500 (2013)

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    Appraisal Video: (0:30)


    Appraised By:

    John Nye

    Nye And Company

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: It's a Windsor high-back rocking chair. I paid right at $800 about 35 years ago.

    APPRAISER: Most Windsor chairs that have rockers were converted to rocking chairs. So what makes this particularly special is that it was made as a rocking chair. And this chair appears to have probably 1830-ish paint, so it very likely could be the original brown. For retail, I would put $3,500 on it.

    GUEST: That's amazing. We don't let the dog sit in it, because she's too big, but other than that...

    APPRAISER: Well, you should continue sitting in it. That's what keeps them alive.

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