Central Pennsylvania has a great tradition of mid 19th century to late 19th century painted furniture, known as plank-bottomed chairs. Virtually every farm family had a set of six. The chairmaker often would make an armless rocking chair as a bonus. With the chair painted in green, yellow, or even red, the crest rail, or top, would be stencilled with fruit or flowers or birds. If you look at the rocking chair, you would think it was an example of a plank-bottomed chair. But it is a real oddity- it is covered in postage stamps!
If ten people say they would like to see it, we will put it on display once we reopen after the current pandemic leaves us!