Grecian Scroll Arm Spindle Back Grain-Painted Caned Rocking Chair C. 1880’s - For Sale
Grecian Scroll Arm Spindle Back Grain-Painted Caned Rocking Chair C. 1880’s
Boylston Antiques is Proud to Offer for Sale
A Grecian Scroll Arm Spindle Back Grain-Painted Caned Rocking Chair C.1880’s
This rocking chair is made of solid maple grain-painted to resemble rosewood. It has a gorgeous set of scrolled arms and a delightful serpentine-curved, grain-painted crest rail.
• Serpentine-curved Voltaire back with grain-painted maple stiles.
• The stiles continue as chair arms in curved lines to the front.
• The maple arms terminate in open hand rests in the shape of scrolls.
• While the lower back is caned, the upper back is composed of 5 turned spindles extending from the wide, serpentine-curved, rosewood grain-painted crest rail to the serpentine-curved, grain-painted mid-back slat.
• Reverse-Ogee front legs.
• Overall height is 40 7/8” from floor.
• Overall width is 21 1/2”
• Seat depth is 19 1/4”
• Rocker length is 31 1/4”
• Seat and lower back are caned. This caning is in decent condition; back caning is excellent, seat caning has a slight depression and an attempted repair (see photo).
An article in the February 1973 issue of The Magazine Antiques depicts a page from the C.N. Arnold and Company catalog with an illustration of one of these rockers. Page 322 & 323 of that issue has an exposition of these Grecian rockers, along names of some of the manufacturer’s and dates when made (1879-1890’s).
This chair may be picked up in Boylston, MA.
We can arrange for delivery within 100 miles. Destinations beyond that will need shipping.
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All items are sold "as is" and all sales are final. These are antique pieces of furniture; small nicks and scratches are part of the beauty of an antique and are not described unless significant.
Please ask any questions prior to offering to purchase.