Can anyone tell me about this wood corner chair ?

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Can anyone tell me about this wood corner chair ?

[QUOTE]Hello ! I just obtained a wood corner chair from a very old neighbor of mine ,however I know nothing about it. One person told me is rosewood, someone else said mahogany. There's some carving on top (birds & flowers) There are no nails, just joints. Any info on this chair would be appreciated. Thank you
 
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Hard to say with that finish on it, is the wood finished on the bottom side?
 
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That finish looks like someone attempted to strip and re-finish it; but botched the job along the way . . . . which probably diminished the value.

Regarding the style (1730s - 1790s), I was once told that these roundabout chairs were designed to accommodate a naval or military person wearing a Sword and Scabbard . . . . but that explanation appears to have been debunked because these people seldom wore Swords indoors.

Here are some other examples, but none that exactly match yours:

https://www.google.com/search?q=corn...w=1600&bih=758
 
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Google this they probably can help more than us. Very interested let us know what you find out.
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Thanks for your time...Im putting up a pic of bottom of chair
 
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Looks like you'll be needing to get it repaired. Take it to a fine furniture repair shop.
They can estimate the repair and give you more information on what you have there.
 
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Thank you for your info, i attached a pic of bottom of chair
 
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