Sheraton child's rocking chair, Portland, ca. 1850

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Sheraton child's rocking chair, Portland, ca. 1850

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Description

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.

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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 or maple
  • Dimensions: 48 cm x 33 cm x 45 cm
  • Local Code: 1973.249
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Old York Historical Society
P.O. Box 312, York, ME 03909
(207) 361-3552
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