Eastlake Victorian patent platform rockers date back to the late 1800s. Charles Lock Eastlake was an architect who wanted to create a rocker with a simple design, that was good quality and reasonably priced. Platform rockers were popular in Victorian parlors, because they caused less wear on expensive wool carpets than traditional rocking chairs.
Our customer wanted this platform rocker refinished and reupholstered to uncover its original beauty. We started by removing all fabric and foam, leaving only the wooden frame. The wood frame was hand stripped and sanded, bringing it down to its natural state. It was then stained to match to the original color as closely as possible, then sealed with a high quality furniture finish.
We work with our customers to select the perfect fabric or leather for the upholstery. We can send samples directly to your home or you can come into our shop and view samples from over 200 sample books. Once the fabric is received, the upholstery work begins. The springs, webbing, and foam are reinstalled, unless replacement is required.
For this rocker, patterns were developed for each section of the piece. After the leather was installed, we finished it with antique brass tacks to complete the transformation.