Whats it worth? Antique Mission Oak rocking chair

Steve asks:

Hi Wally:

Thanks so much for the appraisal on my Stickley Bros. writing table. I just submitted payment through PayPal of your appraisal fee for another item on which I’d really appreciate your expert advice.

I have a beautiful Mission/Arts & Crafts oak rocker. It is in excellent condition — no loose joints. The dimensions are 28 inches wide, 22 inches deep and 41 inches high. The dimensions of the black leather cushion (not original, I’m guessing) are 21 inches wide and 17.5 inches deep. Attached are a number of photos I’ve taken; I’d be happy to provide more if you would like.

I’m interested in selling this piece. I’m located in San Francisco, CA. Please let me know your thoughts.

Thanks very much.

AW says:

That’s a great looking rocker in the typical Mission Style, as I’m sure you know, rockers are more common than the desk you had me appraise a while back. Still a classic like this, in excellent condition should do well.

Date range: 1920s

Retail value: $175 -$250
(top price)

Wholesale value: $95 – $125
(The midrange price you could expect to achieve at a well advertised live auction. The price that is most often realized)

Quick sale value: $75
The price your likely to get if you have to sell your item immediately and your prospective customer is aware of this.

Common trade terminology: Mission Oak Rocker, Oak Rocker, Slat Sided Rocker

Nicknames or slang terms: N/A

Selling tips: Since your in California it’s an excellent piece to sell local, it would likely do well on eBay, but why spend time listing it and then shipping when a Craigslist post will probably bring the same money or close to it.