John Lewis & Partners Melbury Rocking Chair, Natural
Created for us by Sitting Firm at Gaze Burvill, this charming armchair has been handcrafted in Hampshire by a team of skilled craftspeople. They combined traditional techniques of steam bending and hand-finishing alongside precision technology, and handpicked the finest cuts of British Ash from a selection of trusted sawmills. The individual patterns of the grain and rich colour of the wood ensures this chair is a unique and collectable piece of furniture that will stand the test of time. With visually soft curves and a spindle back frame, this armchair offers a gentle rocking motion. Quality materials, responsibly sourced The Ash we use is all sourced from sustainably managed British woodlands. British Ash, known as Fraxinus Excelsior, is a pale wood which often has dark streaks in it, known as Olive Ash. Olive Ash occurs in the heartwood of the ash and is prized by chair makers as it brings out the grain in the wood. When it's found alongside pale sapwood, it can give rise to a dramatic contrast of colour which makes for a truly unique piece. Want to see it first? You may want to see and get a feel for the furniture in one of our shops before ordering. If you do plan on doing this we recommend giving us a call on 03452 661805 as not all our ranges are on display in our shops. We'll be able to tell you where the range you'd like to view is on display.