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Rocking Chair

1977.777 (RS117088)

Description

Dowel-backed porch rocking chair with simple arched crest rail between cylindrical canted stiles with egg finials and ring turnings; shaped plank arm terminating in front stile arm support with ring and vase turnings below arms continuing to a tapered point before being doweled into the rockers; each side with two plain stretchers; two ring and vase turned stretchers at front, one at back; simple rockers; painted black or very dark green overall except seat; woven seat of narrow splint.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1910
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
painting (coating)
splints (lighting devices)
weaving
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
CHAIR, ROCKING
chairs (furniture forms)
Painted
painting (coating)
rocking chairs
Splint
splints (lighting devices)
weaving
wood (plant material)
Woven
Dimensions
43.5 x 25.125 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.777
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4583

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