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Slat-back Rocking Armchair

1977.534 (RS116920)

Description

Vertical slat back enclosed by sausage turned rear stiles, canted backward and terminating in ring and ball finials; simple plank arms supported by front legs becoming stiles with angular vase turnings above woven splint flag seat; legs taper and terminate in a flattened ball foot above wide rockers; two dowel stretchers on each side, one in rear, two simple vase and ring turned stretchers on front; repainted glossy black over all (including seat).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1920
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
painting (coating)
splints (lighting devices)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
CHAIR, ROCKING
chairs (furniture forms)
Painted
painting (coating)
rocking chairs
slat-back chairs
Splint
splints (lighting devices)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
36.5 x 26.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.534
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4296

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