The history of the rocking chair begins with a short version of the meaning of whoever rocked the cradle – rokken. However, Rocking chair was invented in 1710, with the tying two ice skates under the bottom of the chair.
The phrase »rocking chair« was entered the Oxford English Dictionary in the year 1787. Back then these chairs were usually made for using of two or more people.
Even in those days, mothers use this awesome piece of furniture to put their babies to sleep. It was also used by an elderly person and the nurse.
These stools were known because of their palliative properties and because of that was many times installed in the homes of the sickly and mental institutions.
But that changed
But in the 19th century, this piece of furniture was meet the whole new generation. It became the symbols of the growing middle class, which they used in their free time.
These days, we all know that the rocking chair is more than just an additional space to sit on. It’s something special in our hearts as well as on our porches.
Tennessee Williams and Harper Lee, use this chair as an iconic image, which was placed into fictional Southern landscapes.
But this is not it. Even Hitchcock use it in »Psycho«, where the rocker was transformed into a symbol of loss and vacancy.
Anyway, it became a base of a national mythology.