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Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

Hans Wegner (Denmark, 1914–2007)
Hans Wegner (Denmark, 1914–2007)

Best known for his chairs and seating pieces — though a master of many furniture types like sofas and tables — Hans Wegner was a prolific designer whose elegant, often ebullient, forms and devotion to the finest methods in joinery made "Danish Modern" a popular byword for stylish, well-made furniture in the mid-20th century.

Wegner considered himself a carpenter first and a furniture designer second. Like his peers Arne Jacobsen and Finn Juhl, Wegner believed that striking aesthetics in furniture were based on a foundation of practicality: a chair must be comfortable and sturdy before it is chic.

In keeping with that tenet, several of Wegner’s best chair designs, seen in dealer listings below, have their roots in traditional seating forms. The Peacock chair (designed in 1947) is a throne-like adaptation of the Windsor chair; pieces from the China chair series (begun in 1944) as well as the 1949 Wishbone chair, with its distinctive Y-shaped back splat, are derived from 17th-century Ming seating pieces, as is the upholstered Ox chair (1960). Wegner’s comfy Papa Bear chair (1951) is an almost surreally re-scaled English wingback chair.

Wegner’s most representative piece, the Round chair (1949), gained a footnote in political history when it was used on the TV stage of the first Kennedy-Nixon debate of 1960. That chair, along with Wegner’s more bravura designs, for example the 1963 Shell chair, with its curved surfboard-shaped seat, bring a quietly sculptural presence to a room.  Wegner was a designer who revered his primary material — wood — and it shows. His wood gathers patina and character with age; every Hans Wegner piece testifies to the life it has led.

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Hans Wegner, J16 Rocking Chair for FDB Møbler, circa 1950
By Hans J. Wegner, FDB Møbler
Located in Munster, NRW
Scandinavian rocking chair in beech, model J16, by Danish designer Hans Wegner for FDB Møbler. Rare in its straw seat version. Traces of use and patina of time as showed in pictu...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Straw, Beech

Hans Wegner J16 Rocking Chair for Fredericia, Denmark, 1944
By Børge Mogensen, Hans J. Wegner, Fredericia
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Natural oak rocking chair with papercord seating. Designed in 1944 by Hans Wegner with the help of Borge Mogensen. This model was produced by Fredericia.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Oak

Hans J. Wegner ML-33 Rocking Chair for Mikael Laursen
By Hans J. Wegner, A. Mikael Laursen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rocking chair designed by Danish design pioneer, Hans J. Wegner, for Mikael Laursen in Denmark circa 1940. This Danish Modern iconic design is comprised of solid oak with a stunning ...
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1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Fabric, Oak, Wood

Hans J. Wegner Model J16 Rocking Chair, 1961
By Hans J. Wegner, FDB Møbler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful model J16 rocking chair by Hans Wegner for FDB Møbler, designed in 1944, in light-gray painted beech with woven paper cord seat. This example was produced in 1961, features...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Beech

Danish Mid-Century Modern Rocker Model J16 by Hans Wegner in Beech
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Belmont, MA
This spindle-backed model J16 rocking chair J16 was designed by Hans Wegner in 1944 and manufactured by Mobler F.D.B. Denmark. The beech frame and 3-ply hemp cord seat seating is in ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Beech

Hans Wegner Pair of Early ‘ML-33’ Rocking Chairs
By Hans J. Wegner, Michael Laursen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Hans Wegner for Mikael Laursen, pair of ML-33 rocking chairs, beech, fabric upholstery, Denmark, 1940s   Hans Wegner designed the ‘ML-33’ rocking chair for Laursen in the 1940s. The ...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Fabric, Beech

Hans Wegner Early ‘ML-33’ Rocking Chair
By Hans J. Wegner, Michael Laursen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Hans Wegner for Mikael Laursen, ML-33 rocking chair, beech, fabric upholstery, Denmark, 1940s   Hans Wegner designed the ‘ML-33’ rocking chair for Laursen in the 1940s. The wooden fr...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Fabric, Beech

Hans Wegner Beechwood Rocking Chair, J16, Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in The Hague, NL
The rocking chair J16 was designed by Hans Wegner in 1944 and manufactured by Mobler F.D.B. Denmark, 1960s period. The rocking seat frame is made of beechwood, papercord seating in ...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Beech

Hans Wegner Rocking Chair Model GE-273 Produced by GETAMA in Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare keyhole rocking chair model GE-273 designed by Hans Wegner. Produced by GETAMA in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Canvas, Beech

Hans Wegner Model J16 Rocking Chair in Beech
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Hans Wegner Model J16 rocking chair in beech with it's original papercord seat. Seat shows slight spots from use, but overall solid and pretty clean! Beautiful high back rocker, all ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Beech

Hans Wegner for FDB Møbler Danish Modern J-16 Rocking Chair
By Hans J. Wegner, FDB Møbler
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous midcentury Danish Modern rocking chair By Hans Wegner for FDB Møbler Denmark, circa 1960s Beech wood, with rush seating. Measures: 24.25" W x 32" D x 41.5" H, ...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Rush, Beech

Rocking Chair, Model J16, of Beech, by Hans J. Wegner and Fredericia
By Fredericia, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Lejre, DK
Rocking chair, model J16, of beech and paper cord, designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1944 and manufactured by Fredericia Furniture. The chair is in great vintage condition.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Beech

Oak Rocking Chair Model ML33 by Hans J.Wegner for Mikael Laursen
By Hans J. Wegner, A. Mikael Laursen
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
This particular rocker is in fabulous original condition, the Oak has a lovely colour, and even the red velvet upholstery appears to be original. Pobably produced in the early 1950s,...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Velvet, Oak

Early ML-33 Oak Rocking Chair with Carvings by Hans Wegner for Mikael Laursen
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Boston, MA
Hans Wegner designed this oak rocking chair, model ML-33, for Mikael Laursen in the 1940s. The rare rocker, the first that Wegner designed, showcases his elegant approach to modern d...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Upholstery, Oak

1970s Danish Shaker Rocking Chair by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, FDB Møbler
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A Shaker Style Scandinavian Modern rocking chair designed by Hans Wegner in beech wood with a woven paper cord seat. Made in Denmark by FDB, circa 1970s.
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Beech

Hans Wegner J16 Beech Rocking Chair, circa 1950
By FDB Møbler, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Hans Wegner for FDB Mobler spindle back rocker, 1944 designed. Featuring Beech framework with 3 ply Hemp cord seat. Comfortable. Danish modern. Classic. Refinished.   
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Beech

Hans Wegner J.16 Rocking Chair with Rush Seat
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish Mid-Century rocking chair features tall beech frame with shapely spindle back and comfortable rush seating. The iconic design of this Scandinavian modern J.16 rocking ch...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Rush, Beech

Hans Wegner for Mikael Laursen ML-33 Rocking Chair
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Early Wegner rocker in oak with new black leather. This chair is Hans Wegner's first rocking chair design, collaborating with Mikael Laursen in the mid-1940s.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Hans Wegner Rocking Chair Model J16 in Painted Beech with Woven Paper Cord Seat
By FDB Møbler, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Baambrugge, NL
Wonderful model J16 rocking chair by the Scandinavian Hans Wegner for FDB Møbler, designed in 1944. This original black version has its completely genuine and vintage look. This wond...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Beech

Hans Wegner Rocking Chair Model J16 for FDB Mobler
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Hans Wegner rocking chair model J.16 with the characteristic high spindle back and the shapely curves lines. This originally black version has been completely overhauled, sanded and ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Rush, Rope, Beech

Hans J. Wegner Lounge Chair / Rocking Chair
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Hans J. Wegner lounge chair / rocking chair new upholstered with black aniline leather. Frame of oiled oak Model Nøglehullet, made by GETAMA.
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Leather, Beech

Mid-Century Modern White Vintage Rocking Chair J 16 by Hans Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Vienna, AT
This design Classic rocking chair J 16 by Hans Wegner was designed 1944 and executed by Mobler F.D.B., Denmark, 1964 - marked. The beechwood frame was new lacquered few years ago. Al...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Beech

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Rocking Chair Model J16 by Hans Wegner for Fred
By Fredericia, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian rocking chair model J16 by Hans Wegner for Fredericia. New edition. Finish: Beech, Black lacquered or oak. Natural or black paper cord seat. Price is ...
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1940s Scandinavian Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Beech

Pair Hans Wegner J16 Rocking Chairs, Earlier Examples from the Original Owners
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Kansas City, MO
Excellent pair of J-16 rockers designed by Hans Wegner. These are earlier examples, all original. Overall dimensions are below. Additional dimensions: Chair seat is 18.5 inches deep ...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Beech

Hans Wegner Keyhole Rocking Chair in Original Leather, Denmark, 1950s
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Maastricht, NL
A 1950s 'Keyhole' rocking chair by Hans Wegner. Oak base with wonderful warm patina and original brown leather seat, back and head bolster. Mint condition and an early edition where ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Leather, Oak

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Previously Available Items
Teak Rocking Chair Designed by Hans Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Dallas, TX
A nicely constructed high back teak rocking chair designed by Hans Wegner.
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1950s Danish Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

  • Teak Rocking Chair Designed by Hans Wegner
  • Teak Rocking Chair Designed by Hans Wegner
  • Teak Rocking Chair Designed by Hans Wegner
  • Teak Rocking Chair Designed by Hans Wegner
H 41 in. W 25.5 in. D 30 in.
Black Rocking Chair J16 by Hans Wegner, Denmark, 1944
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in The Hague, NL
The rocking chair J16 was designed by Hans Wegner in 1944 and manufactured by Mobler F.D.B. Denmark. The chair is marked and produced in 1969. The seat frame is made of black lacq...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Hans Wegner Rocking Chair Model ML-33 by Mikael Laursen in Denmark
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Rare rocking chair model ML-33 designed by Hans Wegner. Produced by Mikael Laursen in Denmark.
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Rocking chair, "The Keyhole" by Hans J. Wegner for Getama.
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Located in Copenhagen, DK
Rocking chair, "The Keyhole" by Hans J. Wegner for Getama. Model: GE-673 Design 1967 Oak & canvas. Very nice vintage condition.
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Hans Wegner J16 Rocking Chair in Beech and Papercord Made for FDB Møbler
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Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Rocking Chair Model J16 by Hans Wegner for FDB
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Designer: Hans Wegener Manufacturer: Mikael Laursen Period/style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Date: 1942.
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Hans Wegner Model GE673 Rocker "Keyhole" ***Saturday Sale***
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A circa 1967 Hans Wegner model GE673 rocker, also known as "Keyhole". Wood, we believe to be a light Oak, with it's original canvas linen upholstery. Has it's branded stamp on the ba...
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Linen

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Rocking chairs designed by Hans J. Wegner for FDB Mobler in Denmark in 1955. Frame made in natural beechwood and seat in papercord.
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  • Hans Wegner Paper Cord Rocking Chair, Denmark
  • Hans Wegner Paper Cord Rocking Chair, Denmark
  • Hans Wegner Paper Cord Rocking Chair, Denmark
  • Hans Wegner Paper Cord Rocking Chair, Denmark
H 42.13 in. W 24.81 in. L 42.13 in.
Hans Wegner J16 Rocking Chair for Fredericia, Denmark, 1944
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