No*10 Rocking Chair
A vintage No.10 bentwood and cane rocking chair in black lacquer by Thonet, Austria.
The Model No.10 rocking Chair was designed by Michael Thonet circa 1860 - 1890, this example dates from circa 1900. The chair features a generously sized newly hand-woven cane seat and high back.
The use of cane provides comfort for the sitter and gives the piece a visual lightness. Moreover, the high contrast between the black lustre of the lacquer and natural wicker allows the design to speak clearly of its form.
Indeed, the most eye-catching detail is the elaborately curling shapes in the base of the rocker
What is perhaps most fabulous about this piece is that even at 120+ years old it is still robust and comfortable enough to use everyday.
Width: 50 cm
Height: 102 cm
Depth: 104 cm
Seat Height: 48 cm
Materials: beech, cane
Date of Design: C.1860 - 1890
Date Of Manufacture: C.1900
Place of Origin: Vienna
Designer: Michael Thonet