Rawhide Seat Side or Ladderback Rocking Chair

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Rawhide Seat Side or Ladderback Rocking Chair

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Title:  

Rawhide Seat Side or Ladderback Rocking Chair
Date:
ca.1840-1900

Content Description: 

Chair, Rocking, ladderback style. The rocker blades are no longer present. Has rawhide seat tied by rawhide strips. Strongly tapered front and back feet with ring turning; two rungs on proper right side and back; one stretcher in front with ring turning in center (one near bottom no longer present); no proper left stretchers left (two originally present). Back legs/stiles taper from bottom to top, ending in flat "mule ear" tops. Two bowed slats in back. Feet are cut out in "L" shape with mortise holes to accommodate rocker blades for a rocking chair. This type of chair had dry rungs and slats inserted into freshly turned green legs; the legs shrank around the dry rungs, locking them in place.

Physical Description: 

H: 33 3/4" W: 18" D: 17 1/2"

Location:
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399
Identifier:
36589

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