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Randall House - Wolfville Historical Society

Chair, Rocking


Accession number: 75.A.42
Date: circa 1750
Materials: Wood
Measurements: 43 cm L x 49 cm W x 112 cm H
Culture: Acadian ?
Narrative: It was suggested that this might be an Acadian chair, but a number of experts on Acadian furniture feel that it is not.
Description: Hardwood chair with rush seat. The crest rail has two small ears. There are rectangular plain stiles that also form the rear legs. The back consists of rectangular slats. Two horizontal rectangular slats separate the stiles, three vertical slats extend from the lower rail through the second to the crest rail. The seat is rectangular. Plain arm rests are pegged onto stiles supported by front legs. There are box stretchers. There are curved rectangular rockers. Pegs were used in construction. The chair has a dark reddish finish.