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Rocking chair

Object Number: 
1941.906
Date: 
1880-1890
Medium: 
Maple, birch
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 x 16 5/8 x 21 1/4 in. ( 86.4 x 42.2 x 54 cm )
Description: 
Maple Shaker rocking chair; ladder back with three slats and rounded stiles with acorn-shaped finials; trapezoidal splint seat; rounded legs with two rounded stretchers in front and at either side, and one rounded stretcher in back; rockers fitted into slot in bottom of each leg.
Gallery Label: 
Chairmaking was a major industry of the Shakers.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John V. Irwin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group