Boston Rocker

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1840

GUSN

GUSN-4057

Description

Armless child's Boston Rocker with S-scrolled plank seat; five-spindle back surmounted by simple yoke crest rail decorated with rosewood graining and stenciled with fruit bowl and floral motif.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Boston rockers
chairs (furniture forms)
graining
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
floral patterns
fruit bowls
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Maple
Pine
Grained
Fruit Bowl
Floral
CHAIR, ROCKING

Inscription

Marked on bottom in pencil: ""Mrs. George Barrell___________7811? Bessy St.""

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

31 x 16.5 x 16.25 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.364