Ladderback Rocking Chair

Date

1775-1825

GUSN

GUSN-51147

Description

Ladderback rocking chair. Maple, ash, rush seat. Three arched slats with turned urn and ball finials, flattened ball turnip in siles between slats. Rush seat, plain turned front lip, paired dowel stretchers at the front and sides, single dowel stretcher at rear.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rocking chairs
slat-back chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
ash (wood)
maple (wood)
rush (material)
maple (wood)
rush (material)
Maple
Ash
Rush
CHAIR, ROCKING

Inscription

A label on the underside of the seat reads: Small, rush-seated chair with stubby rockers. Inherited by Catherine A. Little 1823-1923 at the death of her mother , (February 16, 1900) Eliza Adams Little.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

40 x 18 1/4 x 22 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.813

Places

Massachusetts (United States)