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Rocking settee

Rocking settee
Rocking settee
ca. 1830
Poplar, paint
Overall: 28 1/4 x 72 1/8 x 18 1/4 in. ( 71.8 x 183.2 x 46.4 cm )
Poplar Windsor rocking settee; painted dark brown with yellow stripes and remnants of floral decoration; rectangular crest rail supported by turned spindles, serpentine arms, thick plank seat, removeable baby guard held by two tenons, and ring-turned legs with rectangular front and rear stretchers, rounded side stretchers, and rockers.
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Purchased from Elie Nadelman
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This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group