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20th Century Stunning Art Deco Bentwood and Reed Seats Rocking Chairs
Located in Miami, FL
Stunning Art Deco bentwood and reed seats rocking chairs.  
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Mid-20th Century European Art Deco Rocking Chairs

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Cane, Bentwood

4 Mid Century Rocking Chairs by Thonet
By Thonet
Located in New York, NY
Unusual and rare model Thonet wood, aluminum and vinyl rocking chairs, total of four available, three in green vinyl, one in turquoise vinyl upholstery. Build to commercial standards...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Aluminum

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H 29.5 in. W 22 in. D 27.5 in.
Midcentury Rocking Chair
By TON a.s.
Located in Vienna, AT
Midcentury rocking chair still unrestored made by TON (former Thonet factory) delivery time 4-5 weeks
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Beech, Bentwood

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H 33.86 in. W 22.05 in. D 40.16 in.
Mid-Century Rocking Chair, by TON, 1970's
Located in Praha, CZ
Made in Czechoslovakia Made of fabric, wood Upholstery has signs of use Original condition.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Wood, Fabric

  • Mid-Century Rocking Chair, by TON, 1970's
  • Mid-Century Rocking Chair, by TON, 1970's
  • Mid-Century Rocking Chair, by TON, 1970's
  • Mid-Century Rocking Chair, by TON, 1970's
H 35.44 in. W 22.05 in. D 39.77 in.
Awesome Salterini Style Mid-century Rocking Chair Patio
By Maurizio Tempestini, John Salterini
Located in Pemberton, NJ
OUTSTANDING MID-CENTURY MODERN SALLTERINI STYLE VINTAGE IRON ROCKER. THIS ROCKER IS IN VERY GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION -JUST PAINTED AND LOOKS GREAT. THERE ARE NO BREAKS IN THE WEL...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Iron

Danish Midcentury Rocking Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage modern teak frame rocker with beautiful sculpted frame. (Please confirm item location, NY or NJ-with dealer).  
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

  • Danish Midcentury Rocking Chair
  • Danish Midcentury Rocking Chair
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  • Danish Midcentury Rocking Chair
H 35 in. W 27 in. D 36 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Rocking Chairs With Suede Upholstery
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique pair of suede rocking chairs feature unique Danish design and make a perfect matching pair of modern chairs for any seating situation. Contact dealer for details on purch...
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Suede

Midcentury Rocking Chair by Kodawood Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unusual midcentury rocking chair manufactured by Kodawood Furniture. Interesting frame with bentwood frames on the seat and backrest, each covered in a vintage white faux-leather uph...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Faux Leather, Wood

Midcentury Rocking Chair in Beechwood
Located in Vienna, Austria
Rocking chair in beachwood made in Czechoslovakia in early 1950s. Simple design inspired from Shaker and Scandinavian design. With original patina.
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Beech

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  • Midcentury Rocking Chair in Beechwood
H 47.25 in. W 23.63 in. D 47.25 in.
Midcentury Rocking Chair, Bright Blue Colour Fabric
Located in Budapest, HU
Midcentury rocking chair, bright blue color fabric, 1960s, Hungary.    
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Vintage 1960s Hungarian Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

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  • Midcentury Rocking Chair, Bright Blue Colour Fabric
  • Midcentury Rocking Chair, Bright Blue Colour Fabric
H 42.13 in. W 25.6 in. D 21.26 in.
Mid Century Rocking Chair in Pine, by Yngve Ekström for Swedese, 1970s
By Yngve Ekström, Swedese
Located in Odense, DK
Swedish mid century rocking chair in pine, by Yngve Ekström for Swedese, 1970s. Reupholstered in blue kvadrat wool. General good vintage condition.   
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Rocking Chairs

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Wool, Pine

Midcentury Rocking Chair by ULUV, 1960s
By ULUV Krásná jizba
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Czechoslovakia - Made of beechwood, fabric - Maker: ULUV Krásná jizba - New upholstery - Very good condition.
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric, Beech

  • Midcentury Rocking Chair by ULUV, 1960s
  • Midcentury Rocking Chair by ULUV, 1960s
  • Midcentury Rocking Chair by ULUV, 1960s
  • Midcentury Rocking Chair by ULUV, 1960s
H 40.56 in. W 26.38 in. D 44.49 in.
Midcentury Rocking Chair by Lee Woodard
By Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautifully designed sculptural rocker by Lee Woodard, with tufted leather body and brass railing. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Brass

  • Midcentury Rocking Chair by Lee Woodard
  • Midcentury Rocking Chair by Lee Woodard
  • Midcentury Rocking Chair by Lee Woodard
  • Midcentury Rocking Chair by Lee Woodard
H 40 in. W 27 in. D 37 in.
Midcentury Rocking Chair by Silleria La Malinche
By Silleria La Malinche
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this midcentury rocking chair by Silleria La Malinche, made in solid elmwood, fantastic vintage conditions, this piece is stamped by the company’s trademark: "Malinche Monte...
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Elm

  • Midcentury Rocking Chair by Silleria La Malinche
  • Midcentury Rocking Chair by Silleria La Malinche
  • Midcentury Rocking Chair by Silleria La Malinche
  • Midcentury Rocking Chair by Silleria La Malinche
H 35.44 in. W 29.93 in. D 31.5 in.
Midcentury Rocking Chair Made in Yugoslavia
Located in Germantown, NY
Great vintage rocking chair. Woven rope design, and features a rush seat. The chair has made in Yugoslavia stamped onto the base crossbar. The chair does show normal signs of use con...
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Vintage 1970s Macedonian Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Cord, Rope, Wood

Danish Modern High Back Midcentury Rocking Chair in Teak
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Denmark Designer: Unknown Manufacturer: Unknown Era: 1960s Dimensions: 26 wide x 29 deep x 40 tall  Seat 20 wide x 20 deep x 18 tall Condition: Frame in great original ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The unique Danish modern design of this midcentury rocking chair makes a striking addition to home or business seating area. Sculptural spoke seat back adds to the distinctive Scandi...
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Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Modern Rocking Chairs

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Walnut

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H 36.75 in. W 27 in. D 34 in.
Mid-Century Modern Chrome Rocking Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish midcentury rocking chair features heavy flat chrome construction and shapely frame design. Unique patterned upholstery is tufted for added style, plush padding makes thi...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Chrome

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  • Mid-Century Modern Chrome Rocking Chair
H 36.5 in. W 26.75 in. D 40.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chair
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This mid-century modern rocking chair in the style of Adrian Pearsall features a solid walnut construction and vintage upholstery which offers a modern flare and comfortable seating ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Upholstery

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H 29 in. W 28 in. D 25 in.
Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant vintage rocker with tufted back rest, upholstered arms and wood rails. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric

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H 27 in. W 26 in. D 32 in.
Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This impressive vintage modern rocking chair features a sturdy walnut construction, sleekly sculpted armrests, and a tall backrest ensuring both comfort and style. A great addition t...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

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H 33.25 in. W 27.5 in. D 38 in.
Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful vintage modern rocker featuring a beige upholstered seat and back with a solid teak base. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ).
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Wood

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H 36.5 in. W 27 in. D 25 in.
Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Lovely Mid-Century Modern rocking chair features a vintage walnut finish and sculpted arm rests. Sleek design with a smooth rocking motion. The unique high spindle backrest, vintage ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

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H 31.5 in. W 27 in. D 30 in.
Mid-Century Rope Seat Rocking Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage rocking chair features a rush seat and was made in Yugoslavia. The unique design of this piece provides stylish and comfortable seating in any setting. Please ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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  • Mid-Century Rope Seat Rocking Chair
H 42 in. W 23 in. D 28 in.
Mid Century String Tubular Rocking Chair, 1960s
Located in Lucenec, SK
Midcentury string tubular rocking chair from Czechoslovakia 1960s in original condition. Strings in perfect condition.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Iron

  • Mid Century String Tubular Rocking Chair, 1960s
  • Mid Century String Tubular Rocking Chair, 1960s
  • Mid Century String Tubular Rocking Chair, 1960s
  • Mid Century String Tubular Rocking Chair, 1960s
H 43.31 in. W 22.05 in. D 47.25 in.
Italian Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Rocking Chair
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Elegant and robust Italian Mid-Century Modern bamboo rocking chair restored and shellac polished Measures cm: D 100 x W 60 x H 42/110.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Bamboo, Raffia

  • Italian Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Rocking Chair
  • Italian Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Rocking Chair
  • Italian Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Rocking Chair
  • Italian Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Rocking Chair
H 43.31 in. W 23.63 in. D 39.38 in.
Mid-Century Modern Tubular Chrome Rocking Chair
By Charles Stendig
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage metal and vinyl rocking chair features a stylish chrome frame with unique circular rockers. Vintage vinyl covering is sculpted for ergonomic comfort, making this a great...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Rope Rocking Chair Rocker
Located in West Hartford, CT
Vintage rocker with woven seats and back make a beautiful Mid-Century Modern addition to your home. Handmade rope seats, great scale, and Danish modern style add to the appeal of the...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Rope, Wood

Vintage Thonet Schaukelstuhl Rocking Chair, Mid-Century Modern
By Thonet
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Late 20th century Thonet Schaukelstuhl rocking chair, made in Austria Mid-Century Modern Thonet bentwood and cane rocking chair. This beautiful and graceful rocking chair features c...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Bentwood Rocking Art Chair
By Sam Maloof
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Sculptural rocking chair in the Sam Maloof style, circa 1970s Not marked or signed however you can tell it was created by a master carpenter. Made of bent white oak with pegged jo...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Oak

Mid-Century Modern High Back Rocker Rocking Chair
Located in Topeka, KS
Lovely Mid-Century Modern high back rocker comprised of an oak frame and the original nubby rust and gold chenille fabric. This rocking chair is in beautiful condition, keeping in mi...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

John Stuart American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chair
By John Stuart
Located in New York, NY
John Stuart American Mid-Century Modern rocking chair, wood frame with red tufted upholstered cushion seat and back, label affixed to frame. Measures: 29.5" H x 24" W x 28" D. Losses...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Danish Mid-Century Modern Illum Wikkelsø Rocking Chair
By Niels Eilersen, Illum Wikkelsø
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Black lacquered Illum Wikkelsø Gyngestol No.3 rocking chair manufactured by Niels Eilersen. Designed 1958. Spindle back with distinctive short, curved arms. This rocker is in great v...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Beech

Mid-Century Modern Danish Teak Adjustable Rocking Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage modern rocking chair features a sculpted teak frame, overstuffed seats covered in green upholstery, and an adjustable lever on the right side. This impressive v...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Classic Mid-Century Danish Teak Rocking Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage rocking chair with midcentury styling from Denmark, circa 1960. Very comfortable with solid teak construction, this Classic Danish design fits easily into any residential env...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Rocking Chairs

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Rocking Chair, c1955
By Baumritter
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Elegantly restored Mid-Century Modern rocking chair most likely by Baumritter. Comb back style with all new cushions. Seat height is 19.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Leather and Chrome Rocking Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This lovely vintage modern rocking chair features a unique sculpted bent chrome frame and white leather upholstery. This unique rocker has perfectly placed arm rests for optimal comf...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Chrome

Italian Mid-Century Modern Ice Blue, Brown Wooden Rocking Chair, 1960s
By Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Vienna, AT
Italian Mid-Century Modern ice blue, brown wooden rocking chair, 1960s. This lovely mid-century rocking chair with solid wood is highlighted by its one of a kind ice blue upholste...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Walnut, Upholstery

Harry Bertoia for Knoll Mid Century Rocking Bird Chair
By Harry Bertoia, Knoll
Located in La Grange, IL
Harry Bertoia for Knoll mid century rocking bird chair Rocking chair measures: 38 wide x 39.25 deep x 28.5 high, with a seat height of 16 inches and arm height and chair clearance o...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Metal

Mid-century Spindle Back Rocking Chair, the Netherlands, 1960's
By Pastoe, Ilmari Tapiovaara
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Teak rocking chair with black spindles and frame. In good original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rattan Rocking Chair, 1960s, Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern Rattan Rocker designed in Italy 1960s. The sculptural rocking chair shows is in very good original condition. Perfect to mix up with classic interiors or contempor...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Rattan

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chair By Benny Linden
By Benny A. Linden
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Teak rocking chair by renowned Danish designer Benny A Linden with original Ivory color tweed upholstery. Lovely sculpted lines running smooth through the chair. Great comfort and fu...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

Mid-Century Modern Samsonite Outdoor Tubular Steel Rocking Chair
By Samsonite
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a vintage Mid-Century Modern ottoman or table made by Samsonite in the 1960s. Features a flat tube steel base and plastic slats. Can be used as a foot rest or table. This ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Rocking Chair by Lee Woodard
By Woodard Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This sculpted metal frame rocking chair with tufted vinyl upholstery makes a stylish and comfortable addition to any seating area. The scrolled metal rockers are balanced with wooden...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Metal

Mid Century Salterini White Wrought Iron Rocking Chair Rocker
By John Salterini
Located in West Hartford, CT
Rare to see a Salterini rocking chair and yet here you have it! Features the stunning peacock backrest.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Iron, Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern French Rocking Chair with a Chrome Base
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern rocking chair features a heavy flat bar chrome frame and upholstered seating. The stylish white and blue fabric over the thick padded seating provide ma...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Chrome

Mid Century Modern Guido Faleschini Chrome & Brass Rocking Chair
By Milo Baughman, Guido Faleschini
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Italian Mid-Century Modern steel frame rocking chair by Guido Faleschini. Item features a heavy ovoid shaped steel frame with chrome/bronze finish, upholstered armrests, and ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Steel, Brass, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Thonet Style Chrome Frame Rocking Chair
By Thonet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This sleek modern rocking chair features a tufted vinyl seat with stylish chrome frame. Mounted wooden rockers ensure a fluid rocking motion, while padded armrests and high back seat...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Chrome

Vintage Thonet Bentwood Austrian Mid-Century Modern Rocker Rocking Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Thonet Bentwood Austrian Mid-Century Modern Rocker rocking chair. Item features cane back and seat, bentwood frame, great style and form. Circa Mid 20th Century. Measurements...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Cane, Beech

Bentwood Rocking Chair by Moveis Cimo Mid-Century Modern
By Moveis Cimo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Bentwood Rocking chair by Moveis Cimo.
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20th Century Brazilian Rocking Chairs

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Bentwood

Danish Teak Mid-Century Modern Lounge Rocking Chair with Ottoman
By Falster Møbelfabrik, Dux of Sweden
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Danish Mid-Century Modern teak rocking chair with 24 x 18 x 16 ottoman.
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

American Studio Craft Wood Rocking Chair Mid-Century Modern
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
American studio craft wood rocking chair.
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Late 20th Century North American Rocking Chairs

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Costa Rican Leather Campaign Folding Rocking Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful vintage modern rocking chair with three thick strips of leather on the backrest and a wide leather seat. Sleek walnut cylindrical frame with unique spindle sides and double...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Sgarsul Rocking Chair Aulenti Poltronova 1962 Black Leather
By Gae Aulenti
Located in MIlano, IT
Sgarsul rocking chair by Gae Aulenti for Poltronova, 1962 Rocking armchair in curved and lacquered white wood, with headrest and seat padded and covered with black leather. Sgarsul...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Italian Guido Faleschini Gilt Metal Lounge Rocking Chair
By Guido Faleschini
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian Guido Faleschini gilt metal lounge rocking chair with its original fabric upholstery, 1970s
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Metal

Teak Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chair by Holger George Jensen, 1958
By Holger Georg Jensen
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful Mid-Century Modern rocking chair. Design by Holger George Jensen for Tønder Møbelværk. Striking Danish design from the fifties. Solid teak frame with original upholstery...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

A Pair of Mid-19th Century Mahogany Framed Rocking Chairs
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A rare pair of mid-19th century mahogany framed rocking chairs. With serpentine front rails and shaped and swept supports. RR.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier British Rocking Chairs

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Mahogany

Guido Faleschini Mid-Century Modern Italian Real Leather Rocking Chair, 1970s
By Guido Faleschini
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
Rocking chair designed by Guido Faleschini in the 1970s. Elegant rocking chair with curved and golden metal structure, the upholstery is in real leather. As can be seen from the phot...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Metal

Rocking Chair by Joaquim Tenreiro, 1947, Brazilian Rosewood, Mid-Century Modern
By Joaquim Tenreiro
Located in Houston, TX
Rocking chair by J. Tenreiro, circa 1948 Jacaranda structure, cane seat, and backrest. This rocking chair was one of the first pieces produced by Joaquim Tenreiro when his Langen...
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Vintage 1940s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Cane, Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Rattan Rocking Lounge Chair with Scrolled Arms
By Franco Albini
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage rattan beauty from the 1970s. This rocker features stained rattan frame with neutral colored upholstery. A super comfy chair.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric, Bamboo, Rattan

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Mid Century Rocking Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of mid century rocking chairs available for sale. Each of these unique mid century rocking chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and metal. Find 1226 antique and vintage mid century rocking chairs at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 13 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Mid century rocking chairs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of mid century rocking chairs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Art Deco mid century rocking chairs are of considerable interest. Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames and Charles Eames each produced beautiful mid century rocking chairs that are worth considering.

How Much are Mid Century Rocking Chairs?

Prices for mid century rocking chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, mid century rocking chairs begin at $5 and can go as high as $50,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,108.

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.