Rocking Armchair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1780-1820

GUSN

GUSN-66484

Description

Ladderback armchair with three slats, dowel arm supports, acorn finials, and rockers.

Details

Descriptive Terms

armchairs
rocking chairs
ash (wood)
chestnut (wood)
maple (wood)
oak (wood)
rush (material)
Chair
Chair, Rocking
Chair, Rocking

Inscription

This chair was the property of / David Greenleaf / 1753 - 1835 / Soldier, Indian and Revolutionary Wars / succeeding owners / his daughter / Mrs. William Pearson 1811-1887 / her son / William Henry Pearson 1832-1926 / his son / Arthur Emmons Pearson 1869-1934 / Presented to / The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities / 1935 (Engraved on a silver plaque attached to the rear crest rail of the chair.)

Associated Person

Greenleaf, David, 1753-1835

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

34 7/8 x 20 3/4 x 22 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Nella Jane Pearson

Accession Number

1935.372

Places

New Hampshire (United States)