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Shaker Tiger Maple and Cherry Armed Rocking Chair

Auction:
2431
Lot:
201
Sold for:
$5,925$5,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Shaker Tiger Maple and Cherry Armed Rocking Chair Enfield, Connecticut, c. 1820, the finials top the posts that flank the graduated slats above the mushroomed arm supports, which terminate at the rockers, old mellow surface, ht. 46 1/4, seat ht. 15 in.

Literature: Pages 86 and 87 of The Shaker Chair, by Charles Muller and Timothy Rieman, Canal Press, 1984, illustrate similar examples.
Estimate $7,000-9,000

The mushroom arm caps may be early replacements as usually this type of construction would have been a single turned piece of wood and these are applied.

Keywords

Cherry Armed Rocking Chair, Shaker Tiger Maple, Enfield, Connecticut, Chair, Canal Press, Charles Muller, Chairs, Enfield, Connecticut, Rocking chair, Shakers

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