Rocking chair

about 1829–1849
William Hancock (born in 1794, active as upholsterer 1819-49)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 109.2 x 57.2 x 77.5 cm (43 x 22 1/2 x 30 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1981.455

Medium or Technique

Painted wood, mahogany arms, original underupholstery

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

Signed

Paper label under seat: "FURNITURE / UPHOLSTERY / WAREHOUSE William Hancock / Upholsterer / NO. 37 to ornhill....late Market / Boston / Has on hand, and is constantly manufacturing, ev / in the CABINET AND CHAIR LINE. Orders gra ceived and faithfully executed. / UPHOLSTERY . . . /of all Kinds, and the business as usual att . . .FEATHERS of every d . . . / TRESSES, &c. &c. &C."

Provenance

Early history unknown; 1981, purchased from Postar Antique Shop, Brighton, Massachusetts (Accession Date December 9, 1981)

Credit Line

Mary Smith Fund