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Object Name Chair, Rocking
Catalog Number 0985.04.00007
Date ca. 1850-1860
Description The mahogany rocking chair has black horsehair upholstery on the back and arms. The arms are scroll-shaped with acanthus terminations. The chair has plain stretchers. Chair was found to have original horsehair cloth arm pads by Robert Trent in May 1987. Secondary woods are ash and pine.
Material wood (mahogany; ash; pine)
Dimensions H-40 W-24 D-32 inches
Owned S. E. Bates, Sr.
Made F. Schwab
Provenance The rocking chair was used by Jefferson Davis and his family while in residence at the White House of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia, 1861-1865. S. E. Bates, Sr. purchased the rocker at the 1870 Auction.
People Davis, Jefferson
Bates, S. E., Sr.
Search Terms Confederate Executive Mansion
Confederate White House
Executive Mansion
White House of the Confederacy
Richmond, Virginia
1870 Auction
Subjects auctions
Rocking chairs
Furniture
Chairs
Seating furniture