Slat-back rocking chair

Object Number: 
1940.985
Date: 
1875-1900
Medium: 
Maple
Dimensions: 
Overall: 40 3/4 x 19 1/2 x 23 1/4 in. ( 103.5 x 49.5 x 59.1 cm )
Description: 
Maple Shaker rocking chair; ladder back with three arched slats and rounded stiles with acorn-shaped finials; straight arm with shaped arm support and domed handrest; trapezoidal splint seat; rounded legs with two plain, round stretchers in front, two on either side, and one in back; rockers fitted into slots in bottom of chair legs.
Gallery Label: 
Chairmaking was a major industry of the Shakers, and the slat-back chair was one of the chief forms they produced.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group