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Victorian Steel and Brass Rocking Chair by R W Winfield, circa 1870


An original steel and leather rocking chair by R. W. Winfield, Birmingham England. This design first shown at the Great Exhibition of 1851. The leather, canvas, brass original. A couple of the wooden slats supporting the seat remade. Some attention has to be given to the leather and canvas as it appears to have stretched and would benefit from being backed and shortened. A Classic example of modern or Industrial Design showing up earlier than one would expect.  


  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Good. The leather is in good shape but has some water marks. Dealers often recolor the leather darker to hide the spots. To be comfortable this chairs leather and canvas has to be reattached as it has stretched. Priced accordingly. .
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 42.25 in. x W 25 in. x D 33 in.

    H 107.32 cm x W 63.5 cm x D 83.82 cm

  • Seat height
    18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Seller location
    San Francisco, CA
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