Rocking Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1800-1810

GUSN

GUSN-50612

Description

Rocking chair with serpentine crest, upholstered back and seat. Open arms on "C" shaped inlayed supports. Removable upholstered slip seat. Chair seat fitted with circular cut out for a chamber pot. Chair rests on squared inlaid legs on rockers.

Details

Descriptive Terms

commode chairs
rocking chairs
mahogany (wood)
white pine (wood)
birch (wood)
Federal
ChairChair, RockingChair, Rocking

Inscription

"JOSEPH SHORT" (On label)
"WARRANTED / CABINET WORK / OF ALL KINDS, MADE AND SOLD BY, / JOSEPH SHORT. / At his Shop, Merrimack Street Between / Market Square and Brown's Wharf / NEWBURYPORT / ALL orders for Works will be gratefully / received and punctually executed." (Printed paper label )
"West Bedroom ?... John Boardman / 1806" (Handwritten script on printed paper label)

Associated Building

Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Short, Joseph, 1771-1819 (Maker)

Location of Origin

Newburyport, MA, USA, Essex County

Object Type

Furniture; Seating Furniture

Dimensions

42 1/2 x 25 x 34 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.43

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