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Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum

Chair, Rocking


Accession number: 97.0023.0002
Object subtype: Toy
Date: before December 22 1997
Materials: Wood
Measurements: 6 cm W x 13.5 cm H x 9.5 cm Depth
Culture: Canadian
Narrative: While rocking chairs can easily be traced back to the early 1700s, it was not until the 1820s that the Shakers, a religious group in the U.S.A. began weaving the seats out of leather or cane, replacing the former solid wood seats. This doll's rocking chair is from a set of wooden doll miniatures made by the artist in Mt. Hanley, Annapolis Co., N.S., at a 1:6 scale.
Description: A small wooden rocking chair made for a doll. Rockers and back are a light coloured wood, while rest is darker. Orange plastic cord used to weave seat.


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