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Glengarry County, Ontario
Around 1840
Mixed woods, with old dark varnish over original finish
102(h) x 54.5(w) x 77(d) cm

Accession Number: CMH 2007.22.211

Photo Number: IMG2014-0140-0374-Dm

Arrowback Rocker With Comb Back

Arrowback rocking chairs with an extended back, referred to as a “comb back,” were popularized along the Eastern Seaboard in the United States during the period 1810 to 1840. Most examples were finely designed and influenced by the Federal tastes of the period. This substantial rocking chair, which was modelled after the earlier American prototypes, is one of several that have been found in the region of Glengarry County, Ontario. It is robust in design and is recognized by collectors as a unique Canadian form originating from Eastern Ontario.