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Boston Rocker, Salem Rocker

1971.722 (RS117726)

Description

A white painted Salem/Boston type rocker with seven spindles surmounted by a rolled scroll crest rail. Its mahogany open arms are supported by a tapered arm rest and two spindles. The seat terminates in a rolled frontal scroll, and is supported by turned legs which cant out. It has turned front and back stretchers.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1840
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
hardwood
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Boston
Boston rockers
CHAIR, ROCKING
chairs (furniture forms)
hardwood
Hardwood
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Dimensions
45.75 x 20.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.722
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5376

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