Can you help a girl out?
I’ve mentioned to you before that I like junkin.’ Whether it’s a garage sale, thrift store, antique shop – you name it, I’m there. And every now and then you find a treasure that was just meant for you. Here’s one of those…
About two years ago I bought this curved rocker at a garage sale in Charleston, S.C. for about $90. It reminded me of a rocker my grandmother once had, so I had to get it. Soon after getting home I tried unsuccessfully to find it online to rundown the history and what it might be called. I didn’t look extensively but have searched casually a couple of times but with no luck.
What I do know is that it’s solid oak and the bottom has a sticker with a man’s name from N.Y. who “Remade and Renovated” the chair with the original interior stuffing, plus a little extra, dated February 2, 1970. Anyone antique experts out there? Or do you have one of those antique specifier books handy? Or maybe you’ve seen one of these before?
Who were they? Maybe it was a new mother who rocked her child to sleep, or possibly someone’s favorite place to read. Whoever sat there before I’m sure they enjoyed the rocker as much as we have and will continue to for years to come.
And if you have any info on this rocker, I’d love to hear from you!