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Platform Rocking Chair

Description

Victorian rocking chair upholstered in red damask; ring turned finials, curved crest rail with center peak; curvilinear stiles have round front and square back; arms emerge from stiles, curving into scrolled arm supports; skirts? (bottom sides) are carved of scroll and leaf pattern; scrolled feet rest on castors; front seat rail is curved and undecorated; back covered in red upholstery; overstuffed upholstered seat.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1860
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
carving (processes)
damask
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
walnut (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Chair, Rocking
chairs (furniture forms)
damask
Damask
foliation (pattern)
Leaf
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
platform rockers
Scroll
scrolls (motifs)
Walnut
walnut (wood)
Dimensions
42 1/8 x 23 5/8 x 31 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.614
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5250

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