Vintage Ercol ‘Grandfather’ Rocking Chair in Dark Wood Finish
Ercol’s large, ‘Grandfather’ rocking chair is a design classic, dating from the 1960s. Characterised by its large, fanned back, low seat and wide arms, it’s generous, over-sized proportions will provide gentle rocking relaxation. As you would expect, it’s superbly well-made, with traditional craftsmanship and with many of Ercol’s signature features from the exaggerated beech bentwood back, to the striking spindles to the upturned, curved arms to the comfort and functionality. Originally it would have had a thick four inch Ercol seat cushion and a shaped back cushion. We would recommend piling up with loose cushions and sheepskins, or you can opt official Ercol pads. These are readily available. A must for every Ercol fan wanting to expand their collection and as is the way with timeless design, it would look at home in a mixed-style interior, from midcentury influenced to traditional country cottage.
This is an original, vintage rocking chair that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in very good, used condition but there is a repair to note. The chair has been thoroughly cleaned and a natural beeswax polish applied. There are minor surface marks to the wood as you would expect with a vintage chair of this nature but these add to its rich patina and character in our view. We’ve shown some fading to both arm ends but as you can appreciate from our photos, overall the wear and tear is very minimal. It’s superbly constructed in solid elm and beech. There is a professional repair to one of the runners. The wood had split on the bend but has been it’s been seamlessly and expertly joined, with additional dowel rods for added strength. We have rigorously tested the chair out and it’s stable and solid, and we don’t believe this repair is an area of concern or likely to reoccur. Please refer to our photos which show the repair in detail. This is also reflected in our price. The blue Ercol sticker is still affixed to the back of the chair.
H: 96cm / W: 72cm / D: 81cm
Resting Seat Height: 31cm from ground / Seat D: 51cm / Seat W: 52.5cm