Vintage Early Midcentury Engraved Wooden Rocking Chair
This stately, old rocking chair is something of an enigma. Despite exhaustive research, we’ve not been able to find one that’s even similar. Our initial hunch was that it might be an Arts & Crafts piece but it’s rather too fussy. We also looked at American rocking chairs which tended to be larger and grander but again, we couldn’t find a similar model in our searches. It could well be a one-off, scratch-made chair but it’s expertly put together with an unusual, elaborate design and intricate woodwork of many component parts and engraved panels. Made in solid oak, it’s a substantial vintage rocker, perfect for next to the fire place or set by the Aga.
This original vintage piece is ‘sold as seen’. It is in good, used condition. We have lightly cleaned the piece but have otherwise left the rather rustic finish well alone. At some point, someone has painstakingly stripped paint from the intricate woodwork (must have taken days!) and in places it’s a little patchy as a result. The original engraving is in tact and the wood is in super condition with no stains or damaged. The chair overall is solid and sturdy. There are small movements here and there but it’s more surprising given the number of individual pieces of work incorporated within the design. The cane seat section is in good order. It’s a very lovingly constructed piece. We’ve been lead to believe from our source that it dates from the early midcentury, most likely 1930s/ 1940s, and the construction is in line with this. Please refer to our photos for an accurate sense of condition.
H: 103cm / W: 62cm/ D: 89cm / Seat Height: 45cm (when in resting position)