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    Sale 5903

    Christie's Interiors

    19 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 72

    AN IRON-FRAMED ROCKING CHAIR

    LATE 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN IRON-FRAMED ROCKING CHAIR
    LATE 20TH CENTURY
    With red buttoned leather seat
    41 in. (104 cm.) high; 21 in. (54 cm.) wide


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    A rocking chair of essientally the same design was shown by Winfield and Co. of Birmingham in the Great Exhibition of 1851 as part of a large display of metal furniture. The design may have been inspired by an even earlier model by John Porter who published a very similar chair in an advertisement for metal garden furniture circa 1839. The simplicity of the design ensured that the chair remained in production by Winfield well into the 20th century. A similar chair is illustrated in Bentwood and Metal Furniture 1850-1946, D. Ostergard (ed.) Pub. New York, 1987, No. 11, p. 210-211.

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