Slat-back rocking chair
Maple, oak, rush, paint
Overall: 37 3/4 x 21 1/4 x 21 1/2 in. ( 95.9 x 54 x 54.6 cm )
Maple slat-back rocking chair painted black over yellow;three slats arched on top and bottom held between turned swelled stiles with flattened ball finials; short sloping arms with scrolled handholds supported on vase-shaped arm supports that pierce the seat rails and sit into the side stretchers; rockers fasten to mortises in the bottom of the stiles and the front legs; baluster-turned front stretcher with plain stretcher below, two side stretchers, and one plain rear stretcher; rush seat.
The slats with a curving lower edge and short sloping arms with scrolled handholds relate this chair to examples made by members of the Dominy family of East Hampton, Long Island.
Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck
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