Antique Vintage Ramsdell Childs Rocking Chair And Robert Raikes Bear

Posting ID : B1013862238
Date Posted : 2013-04-28
Category : Collectibles By Owner

Hi i Have for Sale TWO HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE and RARE peices !
A 1940s AT LATEST Solid Maple Wood Childs size Rocking Chair that still ROCKS PERFECTLY and is EXCELLENT CONDITION especially for its age that is very scarce now ! this Rocker was made by RAMSDELL of GARDNER MASSACHUSETTS and is stamped on bottom " RAMSDELL 37 " ... And Also pictured sitting in the Chair i have for sale a Genuine RAIKES Bear Limited Edition Hand Crafted and Hand carved by Robert Raikes with original Tag and also Numbered on his Foot " # 2984 / 15000 !

The Ramsdell Company was a manufacturer since about 1879. It was the largest doll carriages manufacturer and toy furniture in the U.S. They started to make furniture in the Late 1920s. These Childrens furniture designs, in particular the childrens size rocking chairs, where very popular since the 40's through the mid 1950s When The company was then sold to American Mills, Inc.
SO since this Amazing Rocker is stamped Underneath the Solid Maple Wood Seat " RAMSDELL 37 " and Fading now under that marking was also stamped " GARDNER MASS. " where they were manufactured , we know that this incredible chair was Made sometime before the mid 1950s when the company was sold and turned into AMERICAN MILLS INC. . . . infact i was told by an antiques expert that the Wooden Button style Dowels on this Chair are indicative of 1920's - 1930's WoodWork !


The Raikes Bear is named " MAX " on his Tag and is Deemed " THE POKER PLAYER " ... inside tag is a story of Raikes bears and their history and on back of tag he is dated 1985 and the APPLAUSE company is mentioned there also ! This Incredible Hand Carved Collectible Bear Valued over $200 is in EXCELLENT condition and is very scarce Now as well !

In the early 1980's when bears were becomming very popular, Raikes decided to use his wood carving talents and make a very different bear. His bears were mohair, like the other artist bears, but had the added feature of a hand carved wooden face. The wooden face brings a whole different perspective to the look and expression of a bear. He worked and sold the bears for a few years, then finaly approached Applause about licensing the unique bears. And in 1985, Raikes entered the bear market in a big way with the Applause company. Today the company is run by the Raikes Family, daughter Jennifer is the production manager, Emily is in sales. His son Jason helps with the design work and son-in-law Ryan is the office manager. Three seamstresses round out the company by helping produce the designs and samples. The bears are hand carved and designed by Robert Raikes Himself. The bears are all hand carved in a variety of small grained woods, although maple is the most commonly used. Faces are stained, painted, lacquered and then sewn out of mohair. . . . since this bear is marked created in 1985 and has APPLAUSE written on back of the tag , we know that THIS BEAR WAS MADE THE VERY FIRST YEAR that Robert Raikes Colaborated with the Applause company !

I am Asking $75 for the Ramsdell Rocker
And i am also asking $75 for the Robert Raikes Bear
OR if you want both, you can have BOTH for only $120 ! ... Much less than what the Bear Alone is Worth : )

If interested please reply to ad and I will get back with you as soon as possiable or you can of course TEXT (702) 858-3913

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