Rocking chair

Object Number: 
1941.631
Date: 
1875-1900
Medium: 
Maple, rush
Dimensions: 
Overall: 42 x 22 x 26 1/2 in. ( 106.7 x 55.9 x 67.3 cm )
Description: 
Shaker rocking chair made of maple with mahogany stain; ladder back with slender horizontal bar joining tops of stiles and four slats below; trapezoidal rush seat; round legs with two plain, round stretchers in front and on either side, and one plain, round stretcher in back; rockers fitted into slot in bottom of each leg.
Gallery Label: 
Chairmaking was a major industry industry of the Shakers, and the slat-back chair was one of the chief forms they produced.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Emma M. Vogel
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group