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Anna Jesiek's Rocking Chair

Anna Jesiek's Rocking Chair

Jesiek Brothers - 1910-1920

The rocking arm chair, with an upholstered seat, is constructed of cherry and walnut woods. The beautiful grain of the wood shows in the half-moon shaped top rail with carved edges and the vase shaped splat ending at a curved bottom rail. The arms are gently curved and end in a simple roll. The front legs are a cabriole style without carving, and the side stretchers are slightly curved in the opposite direction of the rockers.


Full Details

TitleAnna Jesiek's Rocking Chair
CreatorJesiek Brothers

Title by cataloger. The rocking chair was built for Anna Jesiek, younger sister of Otto, Gus, Rudy, and Joseph Jr., by one or more of her brothers. They had experience working with wood both in the Grand Rapids furniture factories and as boat builders.

Location In PhotoColumbus, OH
CollectionPhil Baker

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