Clockwork Bentwood Rocking Chair


+ 44 (0)7568 151752

+44 (0)7568 151752


  • £1,295.00
  • €1,433 Euro
  • $1,701 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Clockwork Bentwood Rocking Chair

Late 19th Century Clockwork Bentwood Rocking Chair Shop Display
We are proud to offer a unique late 19th Century handcrafted folk-art bentwood clockwork rocking chair shop display. This example is made from scratch using a bentwood construction in the style of a Thonet rocking chair. The chair is balanced upon a wooden frame and lead under the chair. The chair is attached to a clockwork mechanism which once set assists the chair to rock back and forth continuously for roughly 1hr until the mechanism unwinds. Hand painted with a decorative motif across the support frame, this is a rare automaton clockwork shop display that would have sat in a furniture shop window or on a display counter, you won’t find another one. The working example video can be found on our insta gram account.
The working example video can be found here:
Dimensions in inches including plinth: H 18” x W 10” x D 11”
Origin: England UK
Age: 1890
Material: Mood and Metal
Condition: This item is completely solid in structure and form, an aged patina with weathering has taken place across all the surfaces of this time. The mechanism is old but works perfectly, with elements of natural rust across the metal sections, aged paint and flacking is present but doesn’t detract from the decorative nature of this rare example.



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Telephone: + 44 (0)7568 151752

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By Appointment
E13, UK
United Kingdom


It’s quite simple. We buy what we like. We believe that extraordinary items are owned by extraordinary people who live in extraordinary spaces. We are driven by the passion to unearth and offer the most unusual, decorative and rarest objects.

Our house style is probably best described as artistic, theatrical and, even macabre.

We often get asked by our clients, “Where did you find that?” The answer is always the same. Look hard enough and you will find what you seek.

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Shop opening times (Monday to Friday 10am till 6pm) Appointment only

Fairs – Spitalfield Antique Market (Thursday from 8am till 6pm)

Spitalfields Antique Market, Old Spitalfields Market, Horner Square, London E1 6EW

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