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Rocking Chair

1991.1091 (RS21587)

Description

Rocking chair. Various woods, paint. Bowed rectangular rail with cut corners over seven tapering bowed spindles and conforming slats. Curved arms with scrolled holdholds and bamboo turned supports. Rounded front plank seat. Bamboo turned legs and box stretchers. Simple rockers. All plainted yellow. Crest rail panel stenciled with basket of fruit flanked by quatrefoil motifs. Painted decoration includes copper, silver and gold tones and outlined in gold and black striping. Spindles and bamboo banding painted black.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1845
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
stenciling
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Chair, Rocking
Fruit Basket
Furniture
Painted
painting (coating)
rocking chairs
Stenciled
stenciling
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
44 x 23 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1091
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3305

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