Lady's rocking chair

Lady's rocking chair

A rocking chair characterized by a straight back and no arms. Such chairs were sometimes called Sewing chairs because it is easier to hand-sew in a chair without arms. They were also sometimes called Nursing chairs because it was easier to hold a baby if one sat in a chair without arms.
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