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1 Herman Miller Orange Shell Fiberglass RAR Rocker by Eames
By Herman Miller
Located in Pasadena, TX
Herman Miller shell fiberglass rocker Manufactured in the 1960s-1970s this rocker is one of the most iconic designs from Charles and Ray Eames. RAR rocking chair by Charles and ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fiberglass

1 Herman Miller Parchment Shell Fiberglass RAR Rocker by Eames
By Herman Miller
Located in Pasadena, TX
Herman Miller shell fiberglass rocker Manufactured in the 1960s-1970s this rocker is one of the most iconic designs from Charles and Ray Eames. RAR rocking chair by Charles and R...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fiberglass

Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Eames Black Fiberglass RAR Rocker Rocking Chair
By Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Eames black fiberglass RAR rocking chair. Item features black fiberglass shell, original Herman Miller stamp to underside, very nice vintage ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Metal

Herman Miller Eames RAR Rocker in Parchment
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous edition of the design classics model RAR rocking chair by Charles and Ray Eames and manufactured by Herman Miller. Clean parchment shell with even color and no cracks or hol...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fiberglass

Herman Miller Eames RAR Rocker in Parchment
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous edition of the design classics model RAR rocking chair by Charles and Ray Eames and manufactured by Herman Miller. Clean parchment shell with even color and no cracks or hol...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fiberglass

1st Generation Eames RKR Rocker by Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Charles and Ray Eames designed their fiberglass and wire chairs to be fitted with a wide variety of bases to offer a range of heights, uses, and aesthetics. One of the most desirable...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Metal

Herman Miller Eames RAR Rocker in Brilliant Yellow
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous edition of the design classics model RAR rocking chair by Charles and Ray Eames and manufactured by Herman Miller. Rare color “Brilliant Yellow” with even hue and no cracks ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fiberglass

Herman Miller Eames RAR Rocker in Red Orange
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous edition of the design classics model RAR rocking chair by Charles and Ray Eames and manufactured by Herman Miller. Clean shell with gorgeous and vibrant red orange hue and n...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fiberglass

1st Generation Eames RKR Rocker by Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Highland, IN
Charles and Ray Eames designed their fiberglass and wire chairs to be fitted with a wide variety of bases to offer a range of heights, uses, and aesthetics. One of the most desirable...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Steel

Eames Lemon Yellow Zenith Rope-Edge, RAR Rocker by Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Highland, IN
The first fiberglass Eames chairs were produced by Zenith Plastics. The early Zenith shells are distinctive for their high fiber content and larger, more substantial rubber shock mou...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Steel

Ray and Charles Eames Rope Edge Zenith Armchair Rocker Purchased in 1951
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Ray and Charles Eames Rope Edge Zenith Armchair with an early Herman Miller Label. Iconic Classic in great shape! The shell looks amazing, showing a nice amount of fiber. Maple Runne...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Metal

Extremely Rare Eames Zenith Rope Edge RAR Rocker in Seafoam Green
By Herman Miller, Zenith, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rope edge Eames RAR rocker in extremely rare seafoam green from the first or second year of production. In as found condition with no repairs. No cracks or fading to shell. Normal we...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Steel

Eames Herman Miller Rocker in Raw Umber
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Eames Herman Miller shell on a new base in rare color raw umber. Excellent condition. Base available with chrome metal for no additional charge.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Steel

  • Eames Herman Miller Rocker in Raw Umber
  • Eames Herman Miller Rocker in Raw Umber
  • Eames Herman Miller Rocker in Raw Umber
  • Eames Herman Miller Rocker in Raw Umber
H 27 in. W 19 in. D 27 in.
1 Herman Miller Parchment Shell Fiberglass RAR Rocker by Eames
By Charles Eames
Located in Pasadena, TX
1 Herman Miller parchment shell fiberglass RAR rocker by Eames Manufactured in the 1960s-1970s this rocker is one of the most iconic designs from Charles and Ray Eames. RAR...
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fiberglass

Eames RKR Rocker
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Fulton, CA
Vintage Herman Miller seat with original Naugahyde cover. Wire base is an aftermarket, replacement. Bold black and white contrasting colors. Age appropriate wear to Naugahyde. An opp...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Steel

  • Eames RKR Rocker
  • Eames RKR Rocker
  • Eames RKR Rocker
  • Eames RKR Rocker
H 29 in. W 18.88 in. D 27 in.
Herman Miller Yellow Shell Fiberglass Rocker by Eames
By Herman Miller
Located in Pasadena, TX
Herman Miller yellow armed shell fiberglass rocker designed by Eames Manufactured in the 1970s, this rocker is one of the most iconic designs from Charles and Ray Eames. Base i...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fiberglass

Eames Zenith Rope-Edge RAR Rocker by Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Zenith, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Highland, IN
The first fiberglass Eames chairs were produced by Zenith Plastics and came in a limited palate of 5 colors including lemon yellow. The early Zenith shells are distinctive for their ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Steel

Herman Miller Eames Cherry Red RAR Rocker
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Bright and bold example of the classic design icon. This Eames rocker features a cherry red fiberglass shell, signed Hermon Miller and guaranteed authentic. It presents in very good ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fiberglass

Eames "Baby Rocker" RAR by Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Highland, IN
If an employee of Herman Miller were to have a child, they would be given an Eames RAR to rock the newborn. It would be marked with a small brass placard commemorating the name and b...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Zinc

Herman Miller Eames Fiberglass Rocker Model RAR
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Eames rocking chair in ochre light. Made by Herman Miller and stamped underneath the seat. In good condition with age expected wear. Base in great shape with metal frame and wooden r...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fiberglass

1960s Charles Eames for Herman Miller RAR Shell Rocker
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Southampton, NJ
Unusual custom painted base from factory-for the hospital. Restored skis. All original parts. Ocher shell in nice condition with light wear.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Steel

Red Orange Eames RAR Rocker for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Rochester, NY
Charles & Ray Eames RAR rocker in all original condition. The red orange fiberglass shell having well exposed fiber content. Retains paper label / Herman Miller logo / ink stamping ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

1960's Herman Miller RAR Indigo Rocker designed by Charles Eames
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in San Francisco, CA
As the story goes according to the original owner of this chair. Her and her husband owned three Eames rockers and each was given to them directly by Herman Miller. The husband was...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Metal

Herman Miller Eames Navy Blue Fiberglass RAR Rocker
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Herman Miller Eames fiberglass armchair rocker. Model RAR. Signed vintage molded fiberglass shell with unbelievable fiberglass texture and pattern. The perfectly faded patina. No bre...
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Mid-20th Century American Rocking Chairs

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Steel

Herman Miller Eames RAR Rocker with Original Base
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous Classic example of the Eames RAR rocking chair for Herman Miller. Signed and guaranteed authentic. Original base. This piece is in perfect vintage condition with original fi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fiberglass

Rare Herman Miller Eames Rocker in Terra Cotta
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rare color terra cotta Herman Miler Eames arm shell on Modern Conscience base. Base also available in zinc plating (Silver) and also wood available in maple or birch. Shell in very g...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fiberglass

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Eames Herman Miller Shell Rocker Rocking Chair, 1970s
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a vintage 1970s, Eames for Herman Miller, rocking chair with a recently painted white, fiberglass seat. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 25" W x 2...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fiberglass

Vintage Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller RAR Rocker
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in San Francisco, CA
A RAR rocker by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller with circa 1950s greige seat and vintage reproduction base. Molded fiberglass shell seat in greige—one of only three colors...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Stainless Steel, Chrome

Pair of Charles and Ray Eames Rockers for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Kansas City, MO
Excellent pair of original matching rockers designed by Charles and Ray Eames and made by Herman Miller. Deep red fabric, zinc supports and birch runners. All in very good original...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Steel, Zinc

Eames "Baby Rocker" Rar by Herman Miller with Alexander Girard Upholstery
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Highland, IN
If an employee of Herman Miller were to have a child, they were given an Eames RAR rocking chair to commemorate the birth. It would be marked with a small placard commemorating the n...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Steel

Original Vintage Herman Miller Fiberglass Shell Rocking Chair Rocker in Greige
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Lafayette, IN
This is a wonderful original example of the Eames shell chair in one of the most desirable vintage colors offered, 'Greige'. This chair is in spectacular condition with only very, ve...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fiberglass, Walnut

Eames "Baby Rocker" RAR by Herman Miller with Alexander Girard Upholstery
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Highland, IN
If an employee of Herman Miller were to have a child, they were given an Eames RAR to rock the newborn. It would be marked with a small placard commemorating the name and birthdate o...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Zinc

Eames RAR Olive Green Dark rocker chair Herman Miller, USA
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful iconic RAR rocking chair in olive green dark. The fiberglass shell is in excellent condition with only slight traces of use. New rocker base with walnut runners. The chair ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Early Production RAR Rocker by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller, 1950s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames, Zenith
Located in Uppsala, SE
The RAR (Rocking Armchair on Rods) rocker was designed by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller in the United States in the 1950s. This early edition was made by Zenith for Herman Mi...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller 'RAR' Rockers with Sheepskins
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
The classic Eames rocker! A cult-favorite design gets an added treasure with our cozy, soft New Zealand sheepskin throw. The perfect pair for a nursery! Measures: 24.75" W x 2...
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Mid-20th Century North American Rocking Chairs

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Sheepskin

Charles Eames Early Rocker
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Chicago, IL
Eames for Herman Miller, Rocking Chair. One of the earliest versions, features rope edge and large shock mounts. Great example.
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Vintage 1950s American Rocking Chairs

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Metal

  • Charles Eames Early Rocker
  • Charles Eames Early Rocker
  • Charles Eames Early Rocker
  • Charles Eames Early Rocker
H 27 in. W 25 in. D 25 in.
RKR-1 Rocker by Charles Eames
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Hudson, NY
All original, early rocker, black wire frame with birch struts, original fabric upholstered cover. This rocker has been on the carpet all its life. Paper tag is retained, with Herman...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

  • RKR-1 Rocker by Charles Eames
  • RKR-1 Rocker by Charles Eames
  • RKR-1 Rocker by Charles Eames
  • RKR-1 Rocker by Charles Eames
H 28.5 in. W 19 in. D 27 in.
RKR Charles Eames Rocker Chair Original
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Hudson, NY
One owner RKR purchased in orly 1950s leather bikini covers museum quality.
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Mid-20th Century American Rocking Chairs

  • RKR Charles Eames Rocker Chair Original
  • RKR Charles Eames Rocker Chair Original
  • RKR Charles Eames Rocker Chair Original
  • RKR Charles Eames Rocker Chair Original
H 27 in. W 19.5 in. D 27 in.
Eames 1954 Seafoam Rocker
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Antwerp, BE
Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller, seafoam rocker, RAR, 1954-1955 Fully original RAR rocker from the very first production The Eameses are best known for their groundbreakin...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fiberglass, Wood

  • Eames 1954 Seafoam Rocker
  • Eames 1954 Seafoam Rocker
  • Eames 1954 Seafoam Rocker
  • Eames 1954 Seafoam Rocker
H 26.38 in. W 24.81 in. D 27.17 in.
Early Edition Eames Rocker in Coral Salmon
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rope edge fiberglass rocker chair. Herman Miller sticker on base.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Early All Original Zenith Rope Edge Rocker designed by Charles Eames
By Zenith, Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Atlanta, GA
Early all original rope edge rocker, designed by Charles Eames for Zenith Products, pre Herman Miller production, circa early 1950s. If you're a purest looking for an all original Ea...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Rare Eames Zenith Rope Edge RAR Rocker in Seafoam Green
By Herman Miller, Zenith, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Rope edge Eames RAR rocker in extremely rare sea-foam green from the first or second year of production. In as found condition with no repairs. No cracks. Minor staining to shell sea...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Iron

Charles Eames Rocker for Herman Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Molded fiberglass shell in orange mounted on a wire structured base with solid birch runners
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Vintage 1950s American Rocking Chairs

  • Charles Eames Rocker for Herman Miller
  • Charles Eames Rocker for Herman Miller
  • Charles Eames Rocker for Herman Miller
  • Charles Eames Rocker for Herman Miller
H 27 in. W 24.5 in. D 23 in.
Vintage Eames Rocker for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A nice vintage salmon orange toned fiberglass arm shell rocker with the original satin black wire base and birch runners. Manufactured by the Herman Miller Furniture Company, as note...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

  • Vintage Eames Rocker for Herman Miller
  • Vintage Eames Rocker for Herman Miller
  • Vintage Eames Rocker for Herman Miller
  • Vintage Eames Rocker for Herman Miller
H 32 in. W 24.38 in. D 25 in.
An Charles & Ray Eames Rocker for Herman Miller
By Charles Eames
Located in Chicago, IL
An Early Eames Rocker by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Wonderfully putty colored fiberglass. Originally produced in only 3 neutral colors in 1948, greige, elephant hide gray...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fiberglass, Birch

  • An Charles & Ray Eames Rocker for Herman Miller
  • An Charles & Ray Eames Rocker for Herman Miller
  • An Charles & Ray Eames Rocker for Herman Miller
  • An Charles & Ray Eames Rocker for Herman Miller
H 26.75 in. W 24.75 in. D 27 in.
Eames parchment Herman Miller / Zenith rocker ca. 1951
By Charles Eames
Located in Toronto, Ontario
A very nice early example. Full Zenith label. Nice thick rope edge. Rounded birch runners. All original hardware and finish. BEautiful colour and condition.
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Vintage 1950s American Rocking Chairs

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Metal

Herman Miller Eames Model RAR Rocker in Ultramarine Blue
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Bright blue example of the classic Eames rocker. The shell is signed and embossed Herman Miller and guaranteed authentic. Very rare color shell on new base with light wood runners on...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fiberglass

Charles Eames Bikini RKR-1 Wire Rocker for Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in St. Louis, MO
Eames wire rocking chair with birch runners and brown Naugahyde cover. This is an excellent example. We have four matching dowel base Eames chairs in separate listing.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Rare Early Fiberglass Armchair Rocker by Eames for Herman Miller
Located in Dorchester, MA
Beautiful early example of the classic Eames RAR rocker.
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American Rocking Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Early Eames RAR rocker by Zenith plastics for Herman Miller
Located in Highland, IN
Probably the most desirable version of the Eames fiberglass armchairs, this vintage RAR rocking chair is all original. It’s early production made by Zenith plastics. It has the larg...
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Vintage 1950s American Rocking Chairs

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Iron

Charles and Ray Eames Orange Fiberglass Rocker, Manufactured by Herman Miller
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in New York, NY
Charles and Ray Eames orange fiberglass rocker, mfg. Herman Miller, 1959. Purchased from original owner.
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Vintage 1950s American Rocking Chairs

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Fiberglass

Herman Miller Zenith Eames Rope Edge Rocker (RAR) with Rare Base
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in St. Louis, MO
Designer: Charles Eames. Period/style: Mid-Century Modern. Country: United States. Manufacture: Herman Miller. Date: 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Early Rope-Edge Fiberglass Rocker by Charles Eames for Zenith/Herman Miller
By Zenith, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Dorchester, MA
This early rocking chair, the RAR, was designed by Charles Eames and manufactured by Zenith Plastics for Herman Miller. The rope-edge fiberglass shell, in a warm parchment color, sit...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Metal

Original Eames RKR Rocker by Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a rare and early example of the RKR. It is is a wire frame on an early rocker base made of Birch and a Girard fabric hopsack material bikini seat pad.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Original Eames RKR Rocker by Herman Miller
  • Original Eames RKR Rocker by Herman Miller
  • Original Eames RKR Rocker by Herman Miller
  • Original Eames RKR Rocker by Herman Miller
H 27 in. W 19.5 in. D 27 in.
Eames Zenith Rope Edge RAR Rocker by Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Chicago, IL
This rocker is all original. The parchment color shell has a rope edge and a checkerboard Zenith label. The black wire base has birch runners in fine original condition with a beauti...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Herman Miller Zenith Eames Rope Edge Rocker (RAR) with Rare Base
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
Very rare Eames (RAR) rope edge rocking chair with the first generation "ankle breaker" base. This example is "as found" from the family of the original purchaser...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Metal

Rare Eames Herman Miller Kelly Green Arm Shell Chair on Rocker Base
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Super clean vintage arm shell on newer production rocking base.  
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Vintage 1960s Rocking Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

An Original 1954 RAR Rocker by Charles Eames
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Asheville, NC
A rare and early example of the RAR rocker, c. 1954. Retails remnants of the red Venice, CA label (pictured). Original salmon shell, shockmounts, birch rocker and wire base. A nice, ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Metal

Charles Eames Custom RKR Wire Rocker 1950's
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Berkeley, CA
Amazing rare wire chair rocker designed by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller. This chair features a custom bikini pad with fabric in the style of Jack Larson.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Materials

Wire

  • Charles Eames Custom RKR Wire Rocker 1950's
  • Charles Eames Custom RKR Wire Rocker 1950's
  • Charles Eames Custom RKR Wire Rocker 1950's
  • Charles Eames Custom RKR Wire Rocker 1950's
H 28.5 in. W 18.75 in. D 27 in.
Excellent Early Example of the Eames "RAR" Rope Edge Zenith Rocker
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames, Zenith
Located in santa monica, CA
Excellent early example of the Eames "RAR" rope edge Zenith rocker. Complete with large original large shock mounts and a pristine original Zenith / Herman Miller Label, colors still...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Metal

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Herman Miller Rocker For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the herman miller rocker you’re looking for. Each herman miller rocker for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fiberglass, plastic and wood. Your living room may not be complete without a herman miller rocker — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A herman miller rocker is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one herman miller rocker that is appealing in its simplicity, but Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames and Charles Eames produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Herman Miller Rocker?

Prices for a herman miller rocker can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $499 and can go as high as $6,775, while the average can fetch as much as $1,900.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Rocking Chairs for You

The phrase “rocking chair” didn’t find its way into the dictionary until the mid-18th century. While most of the sitting furniture that we use in our homes originated in either England or France, the iconic rocking chair is a quintessentially American piece of furniture.

A Philadelphia cabinetmaker’s bill for a proto-rocking chair issued in 1742, which identified the seat as a “Nurse Chair with rockers,” is the earliest surviving evidence of this design’s humble beginnings. The nurse chair was a low side chair intended for nursing women, so giving it a soothing rocking motion made sense. Rocking chairs, which saw a curved slat affixed to the chairs’ feet so that they could be literally rocked, quickly gained popularity across the United States, garnering a reputation as a seat that everyone could love. They offered casual comfort without the expensive fabrics and upholstery that put armchairs out of many families’ budgets.

Rocking chairs are unique in that they don’t just offer a place to rest — they offer an opportunity to reminisce. The presence of one of these classic pieces stirs up our penchant for nostalgia and has the power to transform a space. They easily introduce a simple country feel to the city or bring the peaceful rhythm of a porch swing into a sheltered sunroom. Although craftsmen took to painting and stenciling varieties of the chairs that emerged in New England during the 19th century, the most traditional rocking chairs are generally unadorned seats constructed with time-tested materials like wood and metal. As such, a minimalist vintage rocking chair can be ushered into any corner of your home without significantly disrupting your existing decor scheme or the room’s color palette.

In the decades since the first rocker, top designers have made the piece their own. Viennese chair maker Michael Thonet produced a series of rockers in the middle of the 19th century in which the different curved steam-bent wood parts were integrated into fluid, sinuous wholes. Mid-century modernists Charles and Ray Eames added wooden rockers to their famous plastic shell armchair, while Danish designer Frank Reenskaug opted for teak and polished beech, introducing pops of color with small cushions (a precursor to the bold works that would follow in the 1970s and 1980s).

No matter your personal style, let 1stDibs pair you with your perfect seat. Deck out your porch, patio or parlor — browse the vintage, new and antique rocking chairs in our vast collection today.