Wooden Rocking Chairs Photos

Most early rocking chairs were crafted of wood, without upholstery, using the various styles of other early chairs.

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Rocking chair with woven cane seat at Sosa-Carrillo-Frémont House. Tucson, AZ.Rocking chair with spool back at Davis House Museum. San Diego, CA.Rattan chairs at Miramont Castle. Manitou Springs, CO.Rocking chair in Chambers Home at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.
Rocking chair with woven cane seat at Sosa-Carrillo-Frémont House. Tucson, AZ.Rocking chair with spool back at Davis House Museum. San Diego, CA.Rattan chairs at Miramont Castle. Manitou Springs, CO.Rocking chair in Chambers Home at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.
Rocking chair in Chambers Home at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.Rocking chair back in Chambers Home at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.Arm chairs in Chambers Home at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.Chest & children's rocking chairs at Baca Adobe House. Trinidad, CO.
Rocking chair in Chambers Home at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.Rocking chair back in Chambers Home at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.Arm chairs in Chambers Home at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.Chest & children's rocking chairs at Baca Adobe House. Trinidad, CO.
Corner cabinet & ladder-back rocking chair at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Julia Isham's artist materials & rocking chair in her bedroom at Isham-Terry House Museum. Hartford, CT.Ladder-back rocking chair & table with drawers which belonged to Oliver's mother at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.Rocking chair at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.
Corner cabinet & ladder-back rocking chair at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Julia Isham's artist materials & rocking chair in her bedroom at Isham-Terry House Museum. Hartford, CT.Ladder-back rocking chair & table with drawers which belonged to Oliver's mother at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.Rocking chair at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.
Ladder-back rocking chair in kitchen at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Chairs in back bedroom for those waiting at Lincoln's bedside at House Where Lincoln Died. Washington, DC.Rocking chair in Library at Woodrow Wilson House. Washington, DC.Amana-style rocking chairs at Krauss Furniture Factory. South Amana, IA.
Ladder-back rocking chair in kitchen at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Chairs in back bedroom for those waiting at Lincoln's bedside at House Where Lincoln Died. Washington, DC.Rocking chair in Library at Woodrow Wilson House. Washington, DC.Amana-style rocking chairs at Krauss Furniture Factory. South Amana, IA.
Iowa's largest rocking chair. West Amana, IA.Wooden table & chair in Matron's kitchen at Irish Workhouse Centre. Portumna, Ireland.Rocking chair at Grouseland. Vincennes, IN.Rocking chair & chest of drawers in Alcott parents' bedroom at Orchard House. Concord, MA.
Iowa's largest rocking chair. West Amana, IA.Wooden table & chair in Matron's kitchen at Irish Workhouse Centre. Portumna, Ireland.Rocking chair at Grouseland. Vincennes, IN.Rocking chair & chest of drawers in Alcott parents' bedroom at Orchard House. Concord, MA.
Chairs & cabinet at Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.Rocking chair at Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.Ladder-back rocking chair at Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.Rocking chair in bedroom at Rev. John Hale House. Beverly, MA.
Chairs & cabinet at Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.Rocking chair at Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.Ladder-back rocking chair at Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.Rocking chair in bedroom at Rev. John Hale House. Beverly, MA.
Rocking chair with stencilled back at Rev. John Hale House. Beverly, MA.Rocking chair & chest of drawers at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.Natural vine & oak wooden rocking chair used by Cornelius Vanderbilt at Henry Ford Museum. Dearborn, MI.Rocking chairs at Beauvoir. Biloxi, MS.
Rocking chair with stencilled back at Rev. John Hale House. Beverly, MA.Rocking chair & chest of drawers at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.Natural vine & oak wooden rocking chair (1860-1900) used by Cornelius Vanderbilt at Henry Ford Museum. Dearborn, MI.Rocking chairs at Beauvoir. Biloxi, MS.
Rocking chairs & stove of Pioneer Cabin at Reeder's Alley. Helena, MT.Canadian rocking chair by James B. Seely at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.Collection of rocking chairs at Warp Pioneer Village. Minden, NE.Rocking chair from Enfield Shaker Village, NH at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.
Rocking chairs & stove of Pioneer Cabin at Reeder's Alley. Helena, MT.Canadian rocking chair (c1890) by James B. Seely at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.Collection of rocking chairs at Warp Pioneer Village. Minden, NE.Rocking chair (c1850) from Enfield Shaker Village, NH at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.
Rocking chairs on veranda of Roycroft Inn reflect era of Elbert Hubbard who died on sinking of S.S. Lusitania. East Aurora, NY.Desk & chairs in front room at Millard Fillmore House. East Aurora, NY.Rocking chair in Mark Twain's study at Elmira College. Elmira, NY.Old Sag Harbor map & wooden rocking chair at Annie Cooper Boyd House museum. Sag Harbor, NY.
Rocking chairs on veranda of Roycroft Inn reflect era of Elbert Hubbard who died on sinking of S.S. Lusitania. East Aurora, NY.Desk & chairs in front room at Millard Fillmore House. East Aurora, NY.Rocking chair in Mark Twain's study at Elmira College. Elmira, NY.Old Sag Harbor map & wooden rocking chair at Annie Cooper Boyd House museum. Sag Harbor, NY.
Highboy dresser & rocking chairs at Custom House Museum. Sag Harbor, NY.Stuffed animals on child rocking chairs in Edith's south bedroom at Roosevelt's House Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.Rocking chairs at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Ladder-back rocking chair at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.
Highboy dresser & rocking chairs at Custom House Museum. Sag Harbor, NY.Stuffed animals on child rocking chairs in Edith's south bedroom at Roosevelt's House Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.Rocking chairs at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Ladder-back rocking chair at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.
Rocking chair at Edison Birthplace Museum. Milan, OH.Wide rustic rocking chair used by McKinley's at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Canton, OH.Wooden rocking chair with head rest at Hower House. Akron, OH.Rocking chair at Sherwood-Davidson House. Newark, OH.
Rocking chair at Edison Birthplace Museum. Milan, OH.Wide rustic rocking chair used by McKinley's at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Canton, OH.Wooden rocking chair with head rest at Hower House. Akron, OH.Rocking chair at Sherwood-Davidson House. Newark, OH.
Rocking chair at Shriver House Museum. Gettysburg, PA.Shaker rocking chair at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Rocking chair, weasel & chest of drawers at Kellum-Noble House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Bedroom with dresser, rocking chair & heating stove at Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead. Stonewall, TX.
Rocking chair at Shriver House Museum. Gettysburg, PA.Shaker rocking chair at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Rocking chair, weasel & chest of drawers at Kellum-Noble House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Bedroom with dresser, rocking chair & heating stove at Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead. Stonewall, TX.
Wicker rocking chairs, pitcher, basin & washstand at Susanna Dickinson Museum House. Austin, TX.Wicker rocking chair original to Porter family at O. Henry Museum. Austin, TX.Child's rocking chair at Crathes Castle. Crathes, Scotland.Rocking chair in garden room at Culross Palace. Culross, Scotland.
Wicker rocking chairs, pitcher, basin & washstand at Susanna Dickinson Museum House. Austin, TX.Wicker rocking chair original to Porter family at O. Henry Museum. Austin, TX.Child's rocking chair at Crathes Castle. Crathes, Scotland.Rocking chair in garden room at Culross Palace. Culross, Scotland.
Rocking chair, chests, tables & vessels at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Bentwood rocking chair at Oatlands. Leesburg, VA.Arm chair by unknown, rocking chair by Henry F. Dewey & Windsor chair prob. by Amasa Elwell all from Bennington, VT at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.Rocking chairs in birthplace house bedroom at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park. Plymouth Notch, VT.
Rocking chair, chests, tables & vessels at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Bentwood rocking chair (mid 19th C) at Oatlands. Leesburg, VA.Arm chair (1815-35) by unknown, rocking chair (1838) by Henry F. Dewey & Windsor chair (c1800) prob. by Amasa Elwell all from Bennington, VT at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.Rocking chairs in birthplace house bedroom at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park. Plymouth Notch, VT.
Porch rocking chair at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion. Woodstock, VT.Rocking chair used in governor's office in 1885 capitol at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.

Porch rocking chair at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion. Woodstock, VT.Rocking chair used in governor's office (1890's) in 1885 capitol at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.


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