Bobbin Rocking Chair

Bobbin Rocking Chair

Regular price £1,150.00 Sale

A bobbin turned and rush seat Arts & Crafts ash rocking chair by Ernest Gimson.

Repair to front stretcher, rush seat in great condition, beautiful patina & wear throughout.

Pieces like this were often made at the Daneway House Workshops, near to the shop where we sell in Gloucestershire.

Ernest Barnsley and Ernest Gimson set up the workshops in 1893 to make Arts and Crafts furniture. These pieces often used traditional country methods and materials rather than more refined historical techniques. The rush used to make the seat was either harvested from British rivers during July, or imported from The Netherlands.

It is a tough job to weave rush seats by hand and only undertaken by skilled craftsmen. The work was often undertaken by a specialist rush weaver, after the chair maker, known as a bodger, had made the frame.

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