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The manufacture of this chair is attributed to the Walter Cory Company, Exchange Street, Portland. Cory used interchangable mass-produced parts in order to lower the cost of chairs and increase production. The company later built a second plant in Westbrook.
Plain turned stiles surmounted with crest rail which extends beyond back posts. 1 rectangular slat in back. Serpentine arms supported by 2 spindles. Cane seat. 1 plain turned stretcher on each side and at back. Front stretcher ball turned with 3 incised lines. Painted wood grain with yellow striping on crest rail, back slat and front edge of seat. Base of legs notched for rockers.
About This Item
- Title: Sheraton child's rocking chair, Portland, ca. 1850
- Creator: Attributed to Walter Cory Company
- Creation Date: circa 1850
- Subject Date: circa 1850
- Town: Portland, Westbrook
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Birch and maple, probably
- Dimensions: 48 cm x 33 cm x 45 cm
- Local Code: 1973.249
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Old York Historical Society
P.O. Box 312, York, ME 03909
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