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Lot 40: Rare Rocking Chair


Estimate: $4,000 – $6,000
Price Realized: $67,260

Maple, original thin, bittersweet orange painted finish, brown walnut stained arms, five shaped slats, thumbback shaped posts, exaggerated curvilinear arms attached with screws to back posts, wooden pegged to front posts, (Note: back posts were originally cut for a higher seat and then not used and filled, and hole for left arm was miscut and filled), finely cut rockers attached to posts with screws, card taped to back on third slat in Ed Clerk’s handwriting “Union Village Ohio Shaker armed rocking chair pictured on page 50 ‘The Shaker World’ by John Kirk, and on page 311 of ‘The Complete Book of Shaker Furniture’ by Rieman and Burks”, 17″ seat h, 44 1/2″ overall h, woven 1/4″ cane seat, and a multicolor shag rug that Ed doubled over to use as a seat cushion and a good place for his cats to sleep, (see page 128, Shaker Textile Arts, Beverly Gordon); (Ed Clerk collection).

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Union Village, OH armchair rocker