Scrolled Arm Rocker
Considered by many Shaker collectors to be the highest development in Shaker chair design.
Made in Enfield, NH, circa 1840-50
Original red painted surface, original/old rush seat, excellent condition.
After 175 years the chair required a trip to the "beauty parlor" for conservation.
It is truly one of the rarest and one of the most beautiful Shaker chairs.
LARGE Size 48 inches tall, seat 17 1/2 inches tall x 22 inches wide.
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We feel the chair was made for Elder Henry C. Blinn, Canterbury, NH.
born 1824 Providence, RI
At 14 yrs. entered the Canterbury Shaker Society and signed the covenant in 1846
In 1852 was appointed to the order of the Elders and was placed in the Ministry.
Died in 1905
The Shaker Chair, by Muller and Rieman date the Enfield and Canterbury scrolled arm rockers at circa 1840-50
Elder Henry served both Canterbury and Enfield, NH.
An important member of the Shaker community and a man of large physical stature.
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Member of New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association (1966)