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Boston Rocker

1949.909 (RS31032)

Description

White with gilt decoration. Turned legs with frontal stretcher forming decorated foot rest. Short rockers inserted into notches in legs. Scrolled seat. Mahogany arms supported by turned arm rests. Stiles enclose spindles, surmounted by yoked crest with yellow grapes and gilt leaves.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1850
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
foliation (pattern)
gilding
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
mahogany (wood)
painting (coating)
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Boston
Boston rockers
CHAIR, ROCKING
chairs (furniture forms)
foliation (pattern)
Gilded
gilding
Grape
Leaf
leaf (metal)
leaf (plant material)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Painted
painting (coating)
Turned
turning (shaping process)
vine scrolls
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
43 x 23.75 x 24 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.909
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7672

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