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Michael Bernico replied to Michael Bernico's discussion Platform Rocker ID in the group Whadja Find Today
"Thank you all so much for the info.  The quatrefoil is definitely what is throwing me off in finding a closer match.  I will take a look at the springs and try to post a picture of the bottom as well this evening."
Jun 20
Jeff Guy replied to Michael Bernico's discussion Platform Rocker ID in the group Whadja Find Today
"Platform rocking chair is the correct name. The spring mechanism that made these possible was initially patented in the late 1800's (1889 was the first I saw, though there could be earlier). They were fairly popular and continued to be made…"
Jun 20
LB Laub replied to Michael Bernico's discussion Platform Rocker ID in the group Whadja Find Today
"Hi Michael, You're definitely on the right track with the term platform rocker. Your chair is generally Eastlake in style (1880s-90s), with the pierced quatrefoils adding a Gothic touch. It looks to be a mass-produced chair. Many small towns…"
Jun 20
Molly replied to Michael Bernico's discussion Platform Rocker ID in the group Whadja Find Today
"While I have yet to locate something very similar, the first name I thought of is Huntzinger.  Eastlake, as well, but I usually think of them as being more ornate, even though they have similar designs.  It looks rather Victorian, but…"
Jun 20
Molly replied to Michael Bernico's discussion Platform Rocker ID in the group Whadja Find Today
Jun 20
Molly replied to Michael Bernico's discussion Platform Rocker ID in the group Whadja Find Today
Jun 20
Michael Bernico added a discussion to the group Whadja Find Today
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Platform Rocker ID

I was browsing the aisles at a local thrift store and saw this chair from a distance.  At first I dismissed it thinking they would want too much for it, even in its state of disrepair.When I finally worked my way to it.  I saw the price was too good to not give this a go, even if it isn't worth a fortune.That said, I've looked through thousands of pictures on Google and can't find an image that matches even most of the attributes of this chair based on my search terms "platform rocker", "spring…See More
Jun 20
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Jun 20
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