Rocking Chair. Sunday , April 29th , 2018 - 06:22:30 AM
The first thing coming to mind when thinking of a rocking chair is a loving mother tenderly rocking her baby to sleep or an elderly man dozing on the porch while observing the sunset. The first rocking chairs were created in the 1700's with the intention of assisting people to fall asleep through relaxation, remove back pain for the elderly people and pregnant women, and calm down crying babies. Nowadays, this kind of a chair is extremely popular, used mostly for relaxation and lessening stress. The greater part of contemporary rocking is made with fine woods; that's the reason they serve hundreds of years.
The origin of the rocking chair is unknown but the first ones we do know of originated in England in the early 1700's and were made near Windsor Castle in Berkshire (which lies about a 20 minute drive away from Heathrow Airport) hence the name 'Windsor Rocker'. In all probability it came about through watching the therapeutic effect of gently rocking a baby in it's cradle, so why not do the same for adults? England was not the only country to have the rocker at that time, Sweden had another form around 1740 called the 'Gungstol', which just means rocking chair. These originally had 6 legs and were traditionally painted black with gold outlines. A four legged version became popular in the 1800's
Do you remember those days when your grandparents used to tell you stories while sitting in their favorite rocking chairs? Did you ever experience the thrill of being rocked back and forth on that chair for the first time? For some people, rocking chairs are endearing parts of their lives. But, do you know that rocking chairs also have their own stories to tell? If not, here's the history of rocking chairs that not all of you may have heard about.
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