Lot 233
Thomas Day Rocking Chair
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Caswell County, North Carolina, mid-19th century, mahogany, with relief carved crest rail, distinctive pierced and cut scrolled arm supports, distinctive rear tipped full rockers, upholstered.

41.5 x 24 x 36 in.

Thomas Day, a master cabinet maker and skilled artisan and architectural woodworker, was a free man of color living in North Carolina during the pre-Civil War era. Born in 1801 in Virginia, he settled in Caswell County in the late 1820s and opened his shop on Main Street in Milton. In an area of prosperous tobacco planters, his clientele soon became the elite of the county, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Appears to retain original surface with expected surface wear and some water spots, especially to arms and rockers; upholstery with stains.

$400 - 600