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Boston Rocker

1977.364 (RS116603)

Description

Armless child's Boston Rocker with S-scrolled plank seat; five-spindle back surmounted by simple yoke crest rail decorated with rosewood graining and stenciled with fruit bowl and floral motif.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1840
Inscriptions
Marked on bottom in pencil: ""Mrs. George Barrell___________7811? Bessy St.""
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
graining
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Boston rockers
CHAIR, ROCKING
chairs (furniture forms)
Floral
floral patterns
Fruit Bowl
fruit bowls
Grained
graining
Maple
maple (wood)
Pine
pine (wood)
Dimensions
31 x 16.5 x 16.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.364
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4057

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