Rocking Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1825-1845

GUSN

GUSN-3305

Description

Rocking chair. Various woods, paint. Bowed rectangular rail with cut corners over seven tapering bowed spindles and conforming slats. Curved arms with scrolled holdholds and bamboo turned supports. Rounded front plank seat. Bamboo turned legs and box stretchers. Simple rockers. All plainted yellow. Crest rail panel stenciled with basket of fruit flanked by quatrefoil motifs. Painted decoration includes copper, silver and gold tones and outlined in gold and black striping. Spindles and bamboo banding painted black.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rocking chairs
wood (plant material)
painting (coating)
stenciling
Wood
Painted
Stenciled
Fruit Basket
Furniture
Chair, Rocking

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

44 x 23 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1091

Places

Massachusetts (United States)