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Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

Danish, 1914-2007
Danish, 1914-2007

Best known for his chairs and seating pieces — though a master of many furniture types like sofas and tablesHans 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 Mid Century Rocking Chair
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in La Grange, IL
Hans Wegner mid century rocking chair This chair measures: 25 wide x 34.5 deep x 41.25 inches high, with a seat height of 18 and arm height of 26.25 inches ?All pieces of furni...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Cane, Wood, Bentwood

Scandinavian Modern 1950’s Hans Wegner Rocking Chair J16 in Beech & Danish Cord
By Hans J. Wegner, FDB Møbler
Located in London, GB
A Shaker inspired rocking chair with a spindled back and curved armrests in beech and papercord seat designed by Hans Wegner in 1944 for FDB Mobler. Danish, produced circa 1950. F...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Beech, Papercord, Rush

Hans J. Wegner Lounge Chair / Rocking Chair
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
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

Hans Wegner Danish Mid-Century Rocking Chair
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Norwalk, CT
A mid-20th century Scandinavian modern rocking chair designed by Hans Wegner.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Wood

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

Rocking Chair by H. Wegner for GETAMA Model Ge-673 Oak
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Here is Hans Wegner's iconic"Keyhole Chair"for GETAMA. Its name comes from the holes in the front beams to insert the seat support beams. Oak and old sail cloth. The design is ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Oak

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 with Rattan Seat
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Hans Wegner mid-century white lacquered rocking chair with woven rope seat. In good original condition with some frame wear, scrapes and fading consistent with its age and ...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Wood

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

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Rocking Chair Model J16 by Hans Wegner for FDB
By Hans J. Wegner, FDB Møbler
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern scandinavian rocking chair model J16 by Hans Wegner for FDB Designed in 1944, Wegner 's rocker with the sensually curved arms was inspired by traditional Windso...
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1940s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Beech

Hans Wegner for FDB Mobler J16 Rocking Chair in Beech Wood and Danish Cord
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in DELRAY BEACH, FL
Stunning example of fine Danish design. J16 rocking chair designed by Hans Wegner. In Beech wood and Danish cord. Rocks beautifully. Would fit well in a Mid Century Modern, minimalis...
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Late 20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Beech

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

Wegner J16 Rocking Chair in Oak
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Seattle, WA
An original classic vintage Wegner J16 rocking chair in Oak, with stamp under armrest.
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Oak

Hans Wegner J16 Beech Rocking Chair, circa 1950
By Hans J. Wegner, FDB Møbler
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.   
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Beech

Hans Wegner 'J16' Rocker for Fredericia
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage 'J16' model rocking chair by Hans Wegner for Fredericia, 1950s. Shaker inspired design with tall spindle backrest and woven papercord seat.
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Beech

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

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

Midcentury Scandinavian Rocking Chair in Oak by Hans Wegner, 1950s
By FDB Møbler, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Lejre, DK
Rocking chair i oak and cane, designed by Hans Wegner and made by FDB.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Oak, Cane

Hans Wegner for Tarm Stole Danish Teak Rocker, Circa 1960s
By Hans J. Wegner, Tarm Stole
Located in Peabody, MA
Danish teak rocker designed by Hans Wegner for Tarm Stole, circa 1960s. With removable head cushion.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Teak, Upholstery

Hans Wegner Rocking Chair Model J16 in Painted Beech with Woven Paper Cord Seat
By Hans J. Wegner, FDB Møbler
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

PP Mobler PP124 Rocking Chair in Soaptreated Ash with Natural Flag Halyard Seat
By Hans J. Wegner, PP Mobler
Located in Vancouver, BC
This PP124 rocking chair is made in Denmark with carved soaptreated ash and comes with flag halyard in nature. The clips connecting the flag halyard come in stainless steel and the s...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Stainless Steel

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

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

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 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

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

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

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Beech

Rocking Chair ML-33 by Hans J. Wegner with Floral Carvings for Mikael Laursen
By Hans J. Wegner, A. Mikael Laursen
Located in Halle, DE
Early rocking chair designed by Hans J. Wegner. Model "ML-33" manufactured by Mikael Laursen, Denmark. Designed in the 1940s. Executed in oakwood. The rocking chair is an early examp...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Oak

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

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

Hans Wegner Danish "J16" Rocking Chair for FDB Mobler
By Hans J. Wegner, FDB Møbler
Located in Peabody, MA
Hans Wegner “J16” rocker with corded seat for FDB Mobler, Denmark. Created in 1944, this has been one of Wegner’s most widely recognized designs. Marked with a production date of 1983.
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1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Wood

Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

The Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Hans J. Wegner rocking chairs, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 31 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there is also 1 modern edition to choose from. Many original rocking chairs by Hans J. Wegner were created in Europe during the 20th century in Scandinavian Modern style. Many customers also consider Rocking Chairs by Ole Wanscher Rocking Chairs, Hans Olsen Rocking Chairs, and Bramin Møbler Rocking Chairs if you are looking for additional options. Prices for Hans J. Wegner Rocking Chairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,450 and tops out at $8,800, while pieces like these can sell for $2,980 on average.