Rocking chair (No. 7), Shaker

1875–99
Society of Shakers (Mt. Lebanon, New York)


Object Place: Mt. Lebanon, New York, United States

Dimensions

104.46 x 64.13 x 78.74 cm (41 1/8 x 25 1/4 x 31 in.)

Accession Number

1978.139

Medium or Technique

Maple, ash

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

Rocking chair with runners slotted into turned legs; seven turned stretchers, and with seat rails tenoned into legs; legs continue upward to form arm supports and back posts; four slats and cylindrical bent wood rod; dark gray cotton upholstery seat; original finish a dark brown mahogany stain.

Markings

Branded on back of top slat: "7." Stamped in gilt on back of bottom slat: "Shaker's / No. 7 / TRADEMARK / MT. LEBANON, N.Y. [surrounding a rocking chair]"

Provenance

Early history unknown; given to the Museum as part of a benefit auction to support the newly founded Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture in 1970; later accessioned by the Museum in 1978 (Accession Date April 11, 1978)

Credit Line

Gift of a friend of the Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture