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1910

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1968

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Shaker no. 7 rocking chair Rocking Chair, 1878–1910

This is a Rocking Chair. It was made by Society of Shakers, RM Wagan & Co.. It is dated 1878–1910 and we acquired it in 1968. Its medium is stained cherry or maple, modern paper "rush" seat. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Jacob M. Kaplan. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Jacob M. Kaplan.

  • Pratt House Model Rocking Chair, 1912
  • joined and carved honduras mahogany and ebony, leather -upholstered slip-in....
  • Museum purchase from Members’ Acquisitions Fund of Cooper Hewitt,....
  • 2015-9-1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 137 x 75 x 62.8cm (53 15/16 x 29 1/2 x 24 3/4in.) D (chair seat): 35.3cm (13 7/8in.)

It has the following markings

Gold transfer, bottom slat; back: "SHAKERS/TRADE [picture of a rocking chair] MARK/MT. LEBANON, N.Y." "7" impressed on the back of the top slat

Cite this object as

Shaker no. 7 rocking chair Rocking Chair, 1878–1910; Made by Society of Shakers, RM Wagan & Co. ; USA; stained cherry or maple, modern paper "rush" seat; H x W x D: 137 x 75 x 62.8cm (53 15/16 x 29 1/2 x 24 3/4in.) D (chair seat): 35.3cm (13 7/8in.); Gift of Mrs. Jacob M. Kaplan; 1968-102-1

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