Rocking Chair / May 2, 2018 / Reyna Bush
The delicately crafted wicker weaves are welcome in most home interior themes. The classic elegance of wicker makes it look like an antique piece of furniture that has been inherited from another generation. This is the real beauty of handcrafted wicker. Whether for indoor or outdoor use, wicker has been very popular. The comfortable wicker rocking chairs are sought after by children and adults alike. Whether they are placed indoors or in a well-covered patio or porch, these pieces of furniture are spots of relaxation.
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
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