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Rocking chair

Description

High-back rocking chair surmounted by wide crest rail w/ rounded shoulders. Panel decorated w/ bronze powder stenciling over red-and-black grained background. Central portion displays footed compote w/ compote w/ fruit surrounded by a variety of flowers, leaves and fruit. Large floral forms at both rail ends. Round stiles flank 7 tapered, round spindles, lightly grained and striped in yellow (in imitation of bamboo). Scrolled arms supported by single round arm supports. Concave seat w/ scrolled front, yellow striping (new) and stenciled floral forms over red-and-black grained background. Turned and striped legs w/ single turned stretchers on all sides. Simple rockers, (probably new). Pen inscription under seat: "Splat redecorated/ Seat repaired/ 1952".

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1850
Associated Building
Original to Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House (Gloucester, Mass.).
Material
paint (coating)
varnishing
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
CHAIR, ROCKING
chairs (furniture forms)
Paint
paint (coating)
rocking chairs
Varnished
varnishing
Windsor
Windsor chairs
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
41.75 x 23 x 27.375 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1942.4656
Credit Line
Gift of Constance McCann Betts, Helena Woolworth Guest and Frasier W. McCann
GUSN
24741

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