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Rocking Chair

1977.787 (RS117096)

Description

High back Lincoln-type rocker; scalloped crest rail supported by curved side stiles which extend to form rear sabre legs; arms connected to rear stiles curve out and under and connect to side of seat frame in a teardrop and scrolled-shaped arm support; serpentine front seat rail with caned seat; sabre front legs; flat curved front stretcher; two dowel stretchers on each side and one in back; simple curved rockers.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1860
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
cane (plant material)
maple (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Cane
cane (plant material)
CHAIR, ROCKING
chairs (furniture forms)
Lincoln
Maple
maple (wood)
rocking chairs
Scroll
scrolls (motifs)
Dimensions
44.5 x 21.875 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.787
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4593

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