Inventory Rocking Chairs For Sale
I usually have a couple of chairs available for immediate sale. Even though 90% of my creations are custom, made to order chairs, I still display in galleries and occasionally do fine craft and fine art shows. To do these three things I need samples of my work. Also, during slow periods I will often try new designs or variations on existing themes.
As of today I have just 4 chairs that are available for immediate sale. I have put their name, size, wood specie, and price above each. Before ordering please call to discuss sizing and how to measure yourself in case one of them catches your fancy or you're looking for a gift for someone. In addition to my chairs I also do dining room tables, desks, and other custom pieces.
"Callie," Medium, Instrument grade Toasted Curly Maple, WOW!
$6,300 SOLD but I can get more of this incredible wood!
I just completed this eye popping Toasted Curly Maple chair from a special lot of wood I found out in CA that was destined for musical instruments. It's a medium sized chair. The lighter accents throughout are un-toasted Curly Maple. This is one of the most figured woods I've ever had the pleasure of working with.
"Margo," Large/Tall, Ambrosia Maple, Curly Maple $5,000
I got this wood from one of my smaller suppliers in VA several months ago and just created this one. It's a lovely example of "wormy" maple which funnily gets the multi colored tracks from Ambrosia beetles. Ideally sized for someone over 5'10".
"Mini," Small, Figured Cherry and Ash $5,500
Mini Is made from a really nice Pennsylvania Cherry that I found with Ash accents In the headrest, rockers, and back braces. I very sweet chair for a petite, smaller person.
"Courtland," Medium, Amboyna Burl & Satine, $32,000
Amboyna Burl is probably the most expensive wood on earth and often sells for over $300/board foot or $70/pound for the premium grades like what Courtland is made from. I originally bought a 950 Ib burl to make two matching chairs for a client. Unfortunately most burls have minimal strength and flexure on their own so I added Satine (Bloodwood) in critical load bearing areas like the rockers and the back braces. This is a very unique piece for a client who wants something very special.
"Jamie," Medium/Large, Black Walnut $5,000 SOLD
"Jamie", is made from the balance of a really nice black walnut tree that was cut in Funk, OH and then milled and dried in PA. Half of the wood was used to make a chair for a famous English chef and his chair is now in London. This chair is sized to nicely fit people from about 5'4" - 5'11". I used small amounts of the sap wood to get some color variations that you might note in the middle of the seat, the seat edges, and at the bottoms of the rear legs where they transition into the rockers.
"Abby," Child Size, Curly Maple, $3,800
The first child's chair I've ever done it is my guess that Abby would fit a 6-7 year old perfectly although a younger person could grow into this chair nicely. She is 35" tall and 22" wide. The seat is just 10" above the ground. This chair is made with all the same care and consideration as one of my larger adult chairs. The major differences are that the rockers are slightly flatter (slower more stable ride), there are virtually no sharp edges or points, and while the back braces still flex, they are secured in a manner that will prevent them from being twisted out of place by "overactive" young hands.
Parker Converse Rocking Chairs 1781 Mellon Way Sarasota, FL 34232 941-232-5434 Email