Jasmine Oliver. Rocking Chair. March 07th , 2018.
A rocking chair isn't just for women and children though. My dad loved ours and he was the one who always got first dibs on it. It's amazing how much these chairs are attractive to people of all ages. You definitely can't go wrong with one of these so I suggest getting down to your local furniture store and picking one up for yourself.
Another classic children's favorite is wooden rocking horses. Little ones have spent many hours rocking away on their horses, lost in their own imaginations. These days, they're not just limited to horses. There are wooden train engine rockers, boats, carriages, fire engines, airplane and motorcycles. Children can play and imagine on themed rockers that will enhance their playtime.
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
By the way, the name of a contemporary rocking is an official one which doesn't obligatory have a woody look. Contemporary chairs may have a variety of such bright colors as red and yellow. The shapes and sizes of contemporary rocking may also vary. Producers of contemporary rocking chairs demonstrate their creativeness through seat materials leg sizes, backrest shapes, rocker forms, etc... Despite their strange appearance and extremely geometrical shapes, the contemporary rocking offer great comfort and relaxation.
No one is sure whether the 'Wicker Rocker' as it became known, came before or after the wooden version but they became famous for their craftsmanship and creative designs and were very sought after. The same still stands today. Light, beautiful a real accent piece for any room, ultra comfortable and roomy, relaxing, and a joy for young and old. Wicker rocking chairs can be used on the porch, in the sun room, the family room, the bedroom, the baby's nursery and when it has done all that, a wash down and a can of spray paint and it's good to go for another quarter of a century.
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