Rocking chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1742

GUSN

GUSN-8348

Description

Turned posts with double cone-shaped finials hold two shaped slats. Splint seat. Simple turned front posts and stretchers. Very heavy rockers. Has seat cushion of homespun blue and white plaid.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rocking chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
carving (processes)
maple (wood)
oak (wood)
splints (lighting devices)
maple (wood)
Maple
Oak
Splint
Carved
CHAIR, ROCKING

Inscription

Carved back of top slat: 1742

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

39 x 20.75 x 24.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.545