89-353-A-R Harvey Ellis Rocker with Inlay
H43 W26 D31 1/2
Arm Height 25"
Wall Clearance needed for rocking 38"
16 1/2" Seat depth
19 5/16" Approx. seat height.
Rocker Length 31"
Distance between the posts 18"
Length of the arms is 19 5/8". Width is 3 5/8"
History and Description
Introduced into the Stickley Mission Collection at April Market 1991 in oak only. Followed by an introduction in Cherry in October 1993.
Originally designed by Gustav Stickley's designer Harvey Ellis in 1901. The original inlay work was a combination of metals. Later examination shows the metal more likely to pop out of place. The re-issued designs are a combination of maple and cherry wood. The inlaid back panels are necessarily engineered using veneer panels to eliminate delamination seen on early solid wood panels.
No particular significance can be placed on the actual design of the inlay except for the fact that Harvey Ellis was an advocate of Japanese art and his designs emphasized stylized floral and plant motifs. The design on this chair takes its inspiration from a milkweed pod.
Pinned mortise and tenon joinery
Solid one piece parts
Slip seat for easy reupholstering