Hardwood - species not known
Carved "1814" on bottom of chair
Size and dimensions of this item
Floor to top of back 37", floor to seat front 16" (people were obviously smaller back then!), seat depth 16", seat width 17", rocker length 29"
under 10 pounds
Simple wood rocking chair with "1814" carved into the underside of the seat (see pictures). One of the railings is broken where it connects to the back of the seat (see picture) but is otherwise in fair to good condition.
Chair was part of furnishings found in my grandfathers house in Newtown, CT where he lived from approximately the 1940's to 1960s. The house, built in the 18th century was located near a "Bradley chair factory" which operated during the early 19th century (https://www.newtownbee.com/04252008/the-people-and-stories-behind-newtowns-road-names-part-3/). I have no evidence or documentation that the chair came from that factory, but would not be surprised if there was a connection. There is a chalk marking on the bottom that appears to be "$27.00". Not sure if or when the chair was bought or sold for that price, if at all.
Price Paid (If known)