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High-back rocking chair surmounted by wide crest rail w/ rounded shoulders. Panel decorated w/ bronze powder stenciling over red-and-black grained background. Central portion displays footed compote w/ compote w/ fruit surrounded by a variety of flowers, leaves and fruit. Large floral forms at both rail ends. Round stiles flank 7 tapered, round spindles, lightly grained and striped in yellow (in imitation of bamboo). Scrolled arms supported by single round arm supports. Concave seat w/ scrolled front, yellow striping (new) and stenciled floral forms over red-and-black grained background. Turned and striped legs w/ single turned stretchers on all sides. Simple rockers, (probably new). Pen inscription under seat: "Splat redecorated/ Seat repaired/ 1952".
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Original to Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House (Gloucester, Mass.),
41.75 x 23 x 27.375 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Constance McCann Betts, Helena Woolworth Guest and Frasier W. McCann