Platform Rocking Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1860

GUSN

GUSN-5250

Description

Victorian rocking chair upholstered in red damask; ring turned finials, curved crest rail with center peak; curvilinear stiles have round front and square back; arms emerge from stiles, curving into scrolled arm supports; skirts? (bottom sides) are carved of scroll and leaf pattern; scrolled feet rest on castors; front seat rail is curved and undecorated; back covered in red upholstery; overstuffed upholstered seat.

Details

Descriptive Terms

platform rockers
chairs (furniture forms)
carving (processes)
damask
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
walnut (wood)
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
scrolls (motifs)
walnut (wood)
Walnut
Damask
Scroll
Leaf
Carved
Chair, Rocking

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

42 1/8 x 23 5/8 x 31 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.614