Rocking Chair / December 1, 2017 / semangat
The original inventor of the rocking chair is still unknown. Though some stories attribute its invention to Benjamin Franklin, no historical evidence can prove them right. Historians can only trace the rocking chair's origins to North America during the early 18th century. They were originally used in gardens and were just ordinary chairs with two rockers at their bottoms. It was in 1725 that early rocking chairs first appeared in England. They were also used as garden chairs and had hoop-shaped backs. The distinction of being the creator of the first popular rocking chair design actually belonged to England's North American colonies. Windsor rockers, as this design was called, were first built near the Windsor Castle in the early 1700s. These rocking chairs featured a round hoop back, a birdcage (with spindles known for its cage-like appearance), and a comb-back (with comb-shaped head rest). The wicker rocking chair was another popular design created during that time. The production of wicker rocking chairs reached its peak in America during the middle of the 18th century. These wicker rockers, as they were popularly known, were famous for their craftsmanship and creative designs.
Nothing beats relaxing in a wicker rocking chair in a cold rainy night or balmy summer day. Depending on the material used, wicker rocking chairs can be used indoors or out. You can relax under the sunshine or be snug in the warmth in your fireplace. Rocking chairs are not only used in nursing homes to while away the time of elderly people. These are also very common in homes. For individuals who live stressful lives, a wicker chair that rocks is a haven. It is a place to relax after a day's work. It's a place where you can just sit down and doze off in the rocking motion of the chair.
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