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Rocking chair (87.95.13)

Upholstered Shaker-made rocking chair. The seat and chair back are upholstered with a green textile. The crest rail is flat and plain, and forms a slight arch in the center. Stiles taper and terminate with acorn shaped finials. Front legs flare with front edge of seat and are fitted into narrow, sled-shaped (or "knife-blade") rockers. There are seven stretcher, double on front and sides with a singular on the back. All of the stretchers are rounded and taper as they meet the legs or stiles.

Place Made
United States NEW YORK Mt. Lebanon

"Shaker's / Trade Mark/ Mt. Lebanon, NY" (on proper right inside rocker); "7" (on crest rail) ...
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late 19th century
42.8 x 22.8 x 19.8 in
Image and text: DAR Museum, 2023

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DAR Museum
Permanent collection