Rocking Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1850

GUSN

GUSN-5330

Description

Modified Lincoln-style; double scrolls with carved rosette form center of curvilinear crest rail; curvilinear stiles with squared backs and round fronts; curved arms emerge from stiles; cream-colored upholstered arm cushions are rectangular, rest on arms; scrolled arm support curves downward in S-shape, forming front legs; C-shaped seat rails follows curved line of stile and leg; rectangular raked brace legs rest on rectangular rockers, rounded at back and slightly scrolled in front; rectangular front seat rail; cream-colored upholstery with leaf-like pattern.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rocking chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
carving (processes)
upholstering
walnut (wood)
walnut (wood)
Walnut
Upholstered
Lincoln
Carved
CHAIR, ROCKING

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

42.75 x 24.75 x 34.625 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.682