Harry worked for his father up until his death in 1895. Harry took on the mortician part as well as the furniture part of the business. Back in the day, it wasn't unusual for a person to be a mortician and a carpenter... In 1910 a fire destroyed the buildings Burpee decided to stay in funeral business as mortician, but stopped making furniture.
This rare piece is from a time when Burpee made furniture and ran the funeral parlor w/o father. My somewhat educated guess is that the wood is mohagony...
28 rocker tip to tip. Wood screws w/ round top nails. Art Nouveau is the style of the time.
The piece was built in America in Rockford Ill. On the street known as furniture row before the fires.
All the famous furniture makers were in this area. Downsizing, so any reasonable offer will be considered over 3,000. Only have one, so what you see is what you will recieve. For it's age, it is in amazing shape. Will send more pics if needed.
Please feel free to contact me w/questions. Hope it goes to someone who appreciates the quality and effort put in to making this piece of americana.Thank you for your intrest. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Other Antique Furniture". The seller is "robmar_5810" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada. Burpee