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2: Building Furnishings
Louie Echevarria Memorial Collection
Object Name: 
Chair, Rocking
Pedro Echevarria
Echevarria, Louis Echevarria, Pedro Brewer, Janie
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Janie Brewer
Chairs Rocking chairs Seating (Furniture)
A wood framed rocking chair in the glider style. This chair was brought from Spain by Pedro Echevarria, the brother of Louie Echevarria, before 1900. The wood on the chair is oak except for a repaired section of the left side rail, which is clear-grained fir. This replacement part mimics the general shape of its counterpart on the right side, but it is higher, more square, and it does not have the style or quality of grooves along the top. The back of the chair has twelve thin rungs, the fifth rung from the right broke at one point, and someone attempted to hold the pieces together with thread. The back has three rails across it, with the rungs running in between the topmost rail and the second one down. The stiles have rounded tops, slightly larger than the width of the stiles. The stiles have two sets of grooves two-thirds of the way toward the seat. It appears that there were once arms which attached between the sets of grooves and also at the side of the seat. The location of the missing pieces is unknown. The square seat is backed with burlap and supported by metal springs and metal straps. A blue cotton terrycloth cloth towel was folded and placed among the springs to support the seat at one point. The black fabric covering the seat appears to be faux leather in the form of either vinyl or naugahyde. The black fabric is very worn and has three tears and three holes. The fabric is attached with black tacks, some of which are missing. Each side of the seat is attached to the carriage by means of a half-circle of wood decoratively incised with ten small circles. Five plain rungs and three spindles decorated with three spheres each run between the seat and the half-circle. Each side of the base also has three plain rungs. The metal, L-shaped components of the carriage have "PAT MAY 28 18" printed on them in raised letters. There are no other maker's marks or labels on the chair.