Child's Rocking Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1850-1865

GUSN

GUSN-64795

Description

Cottage style rocking chair with carved flat crest rail decorated with center gold painted filigree, turned rear posts enclose four turned spindles, plain rectangular chair rail, shaped seat with caned interior, turned front posts and turned column and ring front stretchers. Remaining five stretchers plain turned, rectangular rockers, chair painted dark green with elements outlined in black and turning accented in gold.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rocking chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
caning
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
pine (wood)
Chair
Chair, Child's
Children's furnishing
Painted
Pine
Caned
Turned
Chair, Child's

Inscription

From 'the Nursury' at 'Roseland' Jane used to rock 'the baby' in it

Associated Building

Original to Roseland Cottage (Woodstock, Conn.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

28.75 x 16.5 x 23 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret Carson Holt

Accession Number

1970.449