Rocking Chair / April 28, 2018 / Jodie Gilmore
A glider rocking chair is very similar to regular ones, but instead of just rocking back and forth, the chair has a gliding motion. The whole chair is hinged on gliders. This can make for an even more comfortable seat, but it means there are more moving parts and is therefore more easily broken. You'll have to decide if you like this kind better and if you do, if it's worth the higher risk of it breaking. Of course you can always repair it and that's not a problem.
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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