Definition of Boston rocker in English:
A rocking chair with a decorative panel on a high spindled back and with arms and a seat that curves downward at the front.
- From hand-made Boston rockers with hand-turned spindles, designers turned to cantilevered cane-backed chairs made of tubular steel.
- Patricia E. Kane published the pertinent family information in 1971, and in 1983 Nancy Goyne Evans added to the record when she discussed Gragg's place in the development of the Boston rocker.
- The so-called Boston rocker combined all these elements, resulting in a form that continued in production throughout the nineteenth century, despite the introduction of other more revolutionary forms.