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Rocking Chair

1971.682 (RS117691)

Description

Modified Lincoln-style; double scrolls with carved rosette form center of curvilinear crest rail; curvilinear stiles with squared backs and round fronts; curved arms emerge from stiles; cream-colored upholstered arm cushions are rectangular, rest on arms; scrolled arm support curves downward in S-shape, forming front legs; C-shaped seat rails follows curved line of stile and leg; rectangular raked brace legs rest on rectangular rockers, rounded at back and slightly scrolled in front; rectangular front seat rail; cream-colored upholstery with leaf-like pattern.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1850
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
carving (processes)
upholstering
walnut (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
CHAIR, ROCKING
chairs (furniture forms)
Lincoln
rocking chairs
Upholstered
upholstering
Walnut
walnut (wood)
Dimensions
42.75 x 24.75 x 34.625 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.682
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5330

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