Wheat Back Rocking Chair

I never realized how valuable my knowledge of chairs would be and how close to home it would bring me.  Literally.

This past new years, I was visiting my parents in New York and in their upstairs hallway, I was confronted with a chair that I have seen in our house for most of my life.  What I learned from Brian is that this is a Wheat Back style chair.  In this case, it’s a rocking chair.  This chair has rounded spindles on the back that are held together by a horizontal bar. This style was inspired by the look of gathered wheat from a field and in researching online, I have found that it is a popular chair amongst the Amish.


About Audra Volpi

Lover of architectural history and building design.
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One Response to Wheat Back Rocking Chair

  1. Brian says:

    Cool chair Audra… design is all around us..

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