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Rocking chair

1991.545 (RS21394)

Description

Turned posts with double cone-shaped finials hold two shaped slats. Splint seat. Simple turned front posts and stretchers. Very heavy rockers. Has seat cushion of homespun blue and white plaid.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1742
Inscriptions
Carved back of top slat: 1742
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
maple (wood)
oak (wood)
splints (lighting devices)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
CHAIR, ROCKING
chairs (furniture forms)
Maple
maple (wood)
Oak
Possibly oak (wood)
rocking chairs
Splint
splints (lighting devices)
Dimensions
39 x 20.75 x 24.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.545
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
8348

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