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Rocking Settee

1991.1315 (RS25698)

Description

Step-down crest rail with over 14 spindles and bowed stiles with tapering arms with scrolled handholds supported by turned front post and simple secondary post; a plank seat with rounded front and grooved top; raised on 4 turned and incised splayed legs with rectangular front and back stretchers and bamboo turned side stretchers; shaped rockers all painted medium green.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1830
Location of origin
New England
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
cradle benches
Maple
multiple-seating furniture
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
Possibly maple (wood)
Possibly pine (wood)
SETTEE, ROCKING
Windsor
Windsor chairs
Dimensions
44 x 36.5 x 17 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1315
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2854

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