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Rocking Chair

Manufacturer: Robert Mitchell Furniture Company (American, 1836 - 1940)

Date: c. 1920
Medium: mahogany
37 1/2 x 23 x 30 inches (95.3 x 58.4 x 76.2 cm)
Classification: Furniture
Credit Line: Gift of Nelda C. Stark, 1978
Object number: 61.900.87.A
Accession Number: 1978.53.A
Hugh Lenox Scott Appraisal: 72
DescriptionCarved leaf design on crest rail and extending down onto stiles; urn shaped splat; shallow saddle seat made from three boards; arm support extends into front legs; carved acanthus leaf at knees; front paw feet at rocker; squared rockers.
Provenance: Probably W.H. Stark [1851-1936] and Miriam Lutcher Stark [Mrs. W.H. Stark, 1859-1936]; by inheritance to their son H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; by inheritance to his wife Nelda C. Stark [1909-1999]; gifted December 18, 1978 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to The W.H. Stark House
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