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Antique Green Velvet Rocking Chair - $139 (Asheville)

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condition: good
It is from about 1900 and is American walnut. Beautiful lines, great curves. Made of a desirable hardwood. Not perfect (you can see the major flaw in the photos on the back on the green velvet). Low to the ground seat. The last photo shows the only other 'flaw' (a small part of some of the back has come undone). Incredible style!
Called a 'Lincoln Rocker', but actually an 'American Empire rocking chair' This style continued into the Victorian era .
They were very comfortable and produced during the Industrial Revolution.
President Lincoln was unusually tall for his time so he always preferred high back chairs .
They were not known as Lincoln Rockers until his assassination at the Ford theater in Washington DC . He was seated in one in his private viewing box in the theater . This was 1865.
It was after this horrific event the chairs become called a Lincoln Rocker .
There was a drawing that became the print for the News article of him seated in the type of chair as he was shot by John Wilks Boothe with a pistol .
This unforgettable image is what the American people remembered.

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