Slat-back Rocking Armchair

Date

ca. 1920

GUSN

GUSN-4296

Description

Vertical slat back enclosed by sausage turned rear stiles, canted backward and terminating in ring and ball finials; simple plank arms supported by front legs becoming stiles with angular vase turnings above woven splint flag seat; legs taper and terminate in a flattened ball foot above wide rockers; two dowel stretchers on each side, one in rear, two simple vase and ring turned stretchers on front; repainted glossy black over all (including seat).

Details

Descriptive Terms

rocking chairs
slat-back chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
painting (coating)
splints (lighting devices)
wood (plant material)
Painted
Splint
CHAIR, ROCKING

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

36.5 x 26.75 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.534