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Rocking chair

Rocking chair

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1851 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved and turned elm wood

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Misses D'Oyley

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Child's kitchen armchair of varnished elm wood, on slant-set rockers. The chair has a curved horizontal cresting rail, with another similar set approximately halfway down the back; the back stays have plain backward curving tops. The solid wooden seat is slightly waisted and is set on four cylindrical legs with simple turned decoration; the stretcher is H-shaped.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1851 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Carved and turned elm wood


Height: 57.7 cm at rest, Width: 37.9 cm maximum (across front rockers), Depth: 47.9 cm maimum (along rockers)

Object history note

Donated by the Misses D'Oyley of 8 Hillsleigh Road, Campden Hill, London and made for their mother, Mary Bulmer of West Derby near Liverpool, in the the third year of her age. She was probably the daughter of William.Bulmer, coach proprietor, of West Derby, and his wife Mary.

Descriptive line

Child's rocking chair of carved and turned elm wood; England, 1851




Carving; Turning


Furniture; Children & Childhood

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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