Antique Green Man Chair

Antique Green Man Chair

Deanna asks:

I just bought this from a local “junk” store. I saw one like it in rocking chair form that the seller was asking 1600 dollars.  Excited to hear what you have to say!!
Thanks,
Deanna

 

greenman chair stretcher

Antique green man chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

AW says,

This is an antique green man chair.

It’s tough to say why the similar chair is $1,600 since I don’t have a picture of that one to compare your’s to. That one could be an earlier chair than the one you have. However, since it’s a rocker,  I doubt that it’s old enough to  deserve that kind of a price tag.  It could just be over-priced.

Your chair is circa turn of the 20th century. It chair  appears to be made of Mahogany.  The back has a hand carved splat of a mythical figure called  the Greenman. The Greenman is on gates, concrete walls and fountains of older European homes. The legs and stretchers are sausage style turned.

The saw cut edges and lines of this chair show that it was made after the industrial revolution.  The Greenman motif is a medieval period entity. He made a comeback in the  Victorian era.

Retail value: $375

Wholesale: $150