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Object ID # 1959.002.070
Object Name Chair, Rocking
Title Refinished Boston-style Rocking Chair
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Windsor-style Boston rocking chair with a black-painted finish (non-original replacement finish). There is no maker's identification. The chair has somewhat of a Regency styling because of its ogee curves in the cresting rail, seat and arms. The cresting rail has curved top corners and square corners on the bottom. The bottom of the cresting rail is scalloped. There are six spindles supporting the back, with each being tapered from bottom to top. The arms curve from posts towards the front and end in scrolls. The arms are supported by two curved spindles, with the front one thicker than the back one. The seat is a three-piece waterfall shape one (back area is raised, bottom curves down). There are box stretchers, with the front one thicker and turned. There was previously a white-painted finish on this rocker. There are slot-headed screws in the seat. The other joints are mortise and tenon ones.
Provenance Previously owned by Jean Reid (neƩ Givens) and her husband, William G. Reid, who were both descended from settlers of Grey County, Ontario. It is not known which family owned this chair first--Milson, Reid, Givens or McKay. The maker and its date are also not recorded.
Collection Furniture, 19th-c Collection
Material Wood/Paint/Metal
Dimensions H-106 cm
Found Grey County, Ontario
People Givens, James
Reid, Jean