"Dewey's Fleet Our First Victors"
Commemorative chair from the Spanish-American War. Specifically the 1898 Battle of Manila Bay in the Philippines, lead by American four star Navy Admiral George Dewey who defeated the Spanish in 6 hours with only 1 American casualty.
A victory that inspired great pride and many commemorative items such as plates, spoons, pins, post cards... and chairs! Other style chairs were made pressed with his bust and boats he commanded.
This particular rocker was a new acquisition for the owner and not a family piece.
And a note to all the caners out there- this seat had 44 holes and took common size cane!
5/30/2017 09:28:23 am
Thanks for the info just purchased one of these chairs recently
11/13/2021 06:18:49 pm
I have a rocking chair like this but it has arm rest and a round leather bottom that is stamped with the fleet like the top is carved I can't find anything about mine either.
7/2/2018 11:06:54 am
I just purchased two straight chairs just like this but not a rocker. Would like to know value and any updates you have.
2/8/2019 04:41:42 pm
I am sorry I don't know value of this chair. If any one has an idea of the value I would like to know.. Thank you
4/11/2019 06:42:44 pm
I have 6 straight chairs, Dewey’s Fleet, cane bottom with round pedestal oak table about 48” across. Bought in the 70’s and paid one thousand dollars for the set. Can’t imagine if they are worth anything now. I cannot find anything on their value and been searching several years now.
2/21/2021 06:16:06 am
Father inlaw and Mother inlaw have a chair from Dewey's Fleet and was wondering if anyone knows how much it is worth?
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