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Twig Adirondack Rocking Chair

$1,900

About the Item

A twig rocking chair assumed to be from the Adirondacks, circa late 19th or very early 20th century. Wonderful form, very well made. The old original surface has wear, but nothing unexpected from a piece of furniture of this age. One of the finest examples we've seen. Please let us know if you have any questions. History: The rustic furniture movement developed during the mid- to late-1800s. John Gloag in “A Short Dictionary Of Furniture” says that “chairs and seats, with the framework carved to resemble the branches of trees, were made in the middle years of the 18th century, and there was a popular fashion for this naturalistic rustic furniture” in England. Sue Howard Stephenson explains in her “Rustic Furniture” (1979) that the movement was actually a revival of European styles introduced during the Romantic movement and actively reproduced in America by 1840. In the 1870s there were several American firms specialized in rustic furniture. High-quality rustic furniture was produced in Adirondack Mountains of New York for woodland camps of wealthy city dwellers. The most familiar modern form of this style is the Adirondack chair. The style became popular at the end of the 20th century when a number or Great Camps (Camp Pine Knot, Kamp Kill Kare, Camp Uncas and Great Camp Sagamore) were built. It was also adopted by the National Park Service. The first and largest manufacturer of such furniture was Old Hickory Furniture Co., established in 1890. Historical examples of rustic furniture may be found in museums and antique shops, although fine historical pieces are rare outside a museum setting. One showcase for this style of furniture is the Adirondack Museum (Blue Mountain Lake, New York), which hosts annual rustical furniture fairs. The New York State Museum is home to "Rustic Furniture: The Clarence O. Nichols Collection". Chair measures 33 1/2" deep x 22 1/2" wide x 39" high, and has a seat height of 16 1/2"
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 39 in (99.06 cm)Width: 22.5 in (57.15 cm)Depth: 33.5 in (85.09 cm)Seat Height: 16.5 in (41.91 cm)
  • Style:
    Adirondack (Of the Period)
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  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1800s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Old, original surface with wear. Structurally very stable. Very well built piece of furniture.
  • Seller Location:
    Providence, RI
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU943030492842

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