Rocking Chair (USA), ca. 1920
Founded in 1853, Thonet Brothers furniture, such as this rocking chair, demonstrates the capabilities of the new steam and lamination technologies in their arcing, curvilinear forms. Although delicate looking due to their slenderness, this chair’s runners offered a strong and decorative alternative to historicist cabriole legs, as they were joined with metal at connecting junctions for reinforcement.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 103 x 75 x 90cm (40 9/16 x 29 1/2 x 35 7/16in.)
Cite this object as
Rocking Chair (USA), ca. 1920; maple; H x W x D: 103 x 75 x 90cm (40 9/16 x 29 1/2 x 35 7/16in.); Gift of the Hulla family in memory of Mark Wilson Hulla; 1987-37-2
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Campana Brothers Select: Works from the Permanent Collection.