Rocking chair

Ref: 2625
  • Designer

    Designed by Ernest Gimson (1864-1919)

  • Detail

    Ebonised ash with rush seat

    125 x 58 x 74 cm

    English, circa  1900-10

  • Provenance

    […]; private collection, New York

  • Notes

    An identical rocking chair, sold in 1941 from the Estate of Ernest Gimson’s widow, is in the Crab Tree Farm Collection at Lake Bluff.

    As Adam Bowett has observed, the form of this chair derives directly from a type of chair made in Lancashire and the Lake District in the 19th century. Known makers include Thomas Brocklebank and his sons George and William, who worked in Eskdale c.1851 to c.1900, and John Robinson of Preston (1816-48); see https://crabtreefarmcollections.org/item/arts-and-crafts-chairs-c-1885-1930-the-vernacular-tradition-chair-78/