Boston Rocker, Salem Rocker

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1840

GUSN

GUSN-5376

Description

A white painted Salem/Boston type rocker with seven spindles surmounted by a rolled scroll crest rail. Its mahogany open arms are supported by a tapered arm rest and two spindles. The seat terminates in a rolled frontal scroll, and is supported by turned legs which cant out. It has turned front and back stretchers.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Boston rockers
chairs (furniture forms)
hardwood
mahogany (wood)
Hardwood
Mahogany
Boston
CHAIR, ROCKING

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

45.75 x 20.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.722