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Niels Eilersen Mid-Century IW3 Danish Rocking Chair – Illum Wikkelso, 1950s-60s


A fabulous compact mid-century “IW3” rocking chair of beech construction and in a black and natural wood finish. It was designed by Illum Wikkelso for Niels Eilersen of Denmark and it most likely dates from the 1960s. The chair was produced from the late 1950s onwards. The original maker’s label can be found underneath the seat. It’s a very attractive and striking design and is more compact and stylish than most rocking chairs, and very typical of Wikkelso design.

The seat of the chair has been re-painted black with a satin finish and waxed and shows some signs of wear. It could be re-painted/stripped if required. The rest of the chair is in original natural wood finish. The chair has signs of both age and use throughout – it’s at least 50 years old and so it’s to be expected that it should have superfical grazes, bumps and scrapes. The runners have at some stage had rubber protection applied to them. Some of the rubber remains in places but for the most part it has perished.


Depth (extremities, front to back): 73cm
Height: 94cm
Width (widest point): 59cm
Seat Height (front, resting): 44cm
Seat Height (back, resting): 34cm
Seat Depth: 45cm


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