Rocking Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1868-1899

GUSN

GUSN-12583

Description

Modified Boston rocker form, painted white. Rockers terminate at heavy turned front legs enclosing knopped foot rest. Thin stretchers on the back and sides. Heavy "S" scroll seat surmounted by turned arm supports and conforming scrolled arms with one turned spindle. Simple turned stiles enclose seven spindles and are surmounted by round shoulder crest, straight bottom has two "U" shaped cut-outs for the longer outside spindles.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rocking chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
hardwood
painting (coating)
Hardwood
Boston
Painted
CHAIR, ROCKING

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

39.5 x 23.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1717