Wagon Wheel Rocking Chair

Submitted by Michael Ely November 16th, 2010
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This is a vintage naugahyde and ranch oak wagon wheel rocking chair. The saddle graphic is stitched onto the back of the chair with contrasting naugahyde. This type of wagon wheel furniture was very popular in the 1940’s and 1950’s when Western decor was all the rage. Today these pieces are highly prized and can be difficult to find.

5 Responses to “Wagon Wheel Rocking Chair”

  1. Allee Willis

    Ooh, I’ve seen seen this chair in the flesh and love it. One of my old music publishers had it in her office in the 80s. Although I never collected Western stuff this is one thing I would have popped down the coin down for immediately! This one looks like it’s in perfect shape. How long have you had it?
    Have you ever seen the matching couch? My publisher had one of those too.

  2. Mark Milligan

    Michael do you know where this was made?

    I forgot about this genre, which was fairly common in rural Nebraska when I was growing up as a kid in the 60’s!