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Slat-back rocking chair

Object Number: 
1945.478
Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Maple, oak, rush, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 37 3/4 x 21 1/4 x 21 1/2 in. ( 95.9 x 54 x 54.6 cm )
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group