Rocking chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1820-1850

GUSN

GUSN-24741

Description

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".

Details

Descriptive Terms

rocking chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
paint (coating)
wood (plant material)
varnishing
Windsor chairs
Paint
Varnished
Windsor
CHAIR, ROCKING

Associated Building

Original to Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House (Gloucester, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

41.75 x 23 x 27.375 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Constance McCann Betts, Helena Woolworth Guest and Frasier W. McCann

Accession Number

1942.4656