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!!
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.
Matching set (3 seat Sofa, 2 arm chairs, and one ottoman
Color: Dark Green
Fabric: Leather, foam, wood construction.
Designer: Roche Bobois, French
Date: Circa 1980
Sofa Dimensions: approx 90″ Wide X Depth 38″ X Height 40″
Club chairs (same color, construction, same height and depth.
Ottoman: matching color, construction, square
I am looking for an appraisal of this furniture in good condition for an insurance claim.
Please write me if you have any questions.
I look forward to hearing back from you.
AW says: The Roche Bobois company is well known for it’s high quality furniture. Among it’s lines, the leather furniture is very sought after, even on the used market.
This appraisal is for the replacement cost of the set as was represented to me, in good used condition. There is value added to this set, due to the fact that it is a set, as opposed to units that were pieced together. Sets are obviously harder to replace.